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Calima!

Postby olive » Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:36 am

This is the worst I have ever seen in Spain. The visibility is very reduced. Hardly dare say it but wearing a mask is a relief!

Anyone else noticed it?

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Re: Calima!

Postby Beachcomber » Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:43 am

Chemtrails?

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Re: Calima!

Postby pepe jose » Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:01 pm

cant be bad enough to want to wear a mast voluntarily surely?

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Re: Calima!

Postby Wicksey » Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:37 pm

The Spanish weather man warned of calima over most of Spain this weekend. It's just overcast here today but we have had it very bad in the past and it does feel suffocating when there's so much dust in the air.

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Re: Calima!

Postby olive » Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:24 pm

pepe jose wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:01 pm cant be bad enough to want to wear a mast voluntarily surely?
Yes if you have respiratory problems. We were at the vets in Granada yesterday and it was just horrendous in the city with the normal pollution and the calima. Just taken a photo outside of a village we can normally see 8 km away. It is totally obscured. The funny thing is you think it is “ in the distance” but of course anyone looking this way would see it was just as bad!

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Re: Calima!

Postby pepe jose » Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:01 pm

Granada temp must have been well in the 40s

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Re: Calima!

Postby markwilding » Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:16 am

Weather so far has not been great in the far north so far this summer. I feel a bit better now knowing we have escaped this and are currently experiencing cool fresh weather. So much so that I had to wear a sweater on my walk yesterday evening..

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Re: Calima!

Postby El Cid » Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:12 am

I was in central Málaga yesterday and it was 42.5c but very low humidity.

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Re: Calima!

Postby Wicksey » Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:05 am

It wasn't so bad here yesterday near Torrox, and we were cooler than friends up the road in Caleta. It quickly fell to 25 when the sun was going down but I think the wind changed and it went back up again, so about 27 near midnight. This coming week is certainly not looking so bad (ie hot!) with temperatures mid to high 20s. Not a fan of suffocating heat so days below 30 are preferable for us.

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Re: Calima!

Postby pepe jose » Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:10 am

El Cid wrote: Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:12 am I was in central Málaga yesterday and it was 42.5c but very low humidity.

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was that on the car or street thermometer? Cars seem to be more reliable that the ones in the street. Very very unusual for Malaga city to be above 35c

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Postby Free at Last » Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:12 am

I didn't mind yesterday so much (reports say it reached 40.5C in Vélez-Málaga), nor the very hot day we had on 28 June. The weekend before this last one was the worst, when it was very hot for 4 consecutive days. We always get a few over the course of the summer but it's more bearable when they are single days followed by a few cooler ones.

A friend in Ireland has been moaning for weeks about the weather there, it has rained almost every day apparently, and she's becoming depressed. On balance I think I prefer the heat.

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Re: Calima!

Postby Free at Last » Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:15 am

pepe jose wrote: Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:10 am [

was that on the car or street thermometer? Cars seem to be more reliable that the ones in the street. Very very unusual for Malaga city to be above 35c
Official reports say it reached 40.7C in Málaga city yesterday.

https://www.malagahoy.es/malaga/tempera ... 42641.html

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Re: Calima!

Postby El Cid » Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:49 pm

pepe jose wrote: Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:10 am
El Cid wrote: Tue Jul 13, 2021 10:12 am I was in central Málaga yesterday and it was 42.5c but very low humidity.

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was that on the car or street thermometer? Cars seem to be more reliable that the ones in the street. Very very unusual for Malaga city to be above 35c
If the Terral is blowing 40+ is not unusual. The temperature was registered on the taxi thermometer in central Málaga which will be hotter than the weather station at the airport. Here in La Herradura it was almost 10 degrees cooler.

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Re: Calima!

Postby Free at Last » Tue Jul 13, 2021 12:59 pm

I hope we don't get a repeat of the first Sunday in August last year when Vélez-Málaga recorded the highest temperature in all of Spain, 45.6C. On the same day Málaga capital recorded 43.7C, but even that was slightly below the highest temperature ever recorded there, which was 44.2C on 18 July 1978.

https://elpais.com/espana/2020-08-03/ve ... minal.html

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Re: Calima!

Postby firsttango » Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:37 pm

Best investment recently was converting the large top room into a chill out room, replaced metal door that leads to one of the roof terraces and installed a good aircon unit which I have set to a pleasant constant 21 degrees whatever is going on outside on terrace, new fridge, moved TV from front room up and got one huge sofa, so far its bliss. Can retire up there when needed, hence question on another thread regarding Samsung tv for downstairs. Was reading 39 on terrace Sunday afternnon....

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Re: Calima!

Postby El Cid » Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:20 pm

I turn our study into a cold room. Somewhere to escape to to cool off. No fridge but it’s not far to the one in the kitchen. TV is a 5K 27” Apple iMac. The old 55” is now in a shady corner of the garden.

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Re: Calima!

Postby firsttango » Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:31 pm

Lovely chubbly........Sid you are a true class act....respect :thumbup:

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Re: Calima!

Postby Genie » Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:26 pm

Good grief! I am leaving Tenerife to escape the and now I found out you have them there as well. But at least you don’t have muggy air with an erupting volcano!


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