CALIMA

African winds from SW – SE

A Calima wind, which brings sand from the Sahara Desert聽 is unpredictable so it can happen any time of the year, but it usually appears in the winter season between December and March.. It can last from 3 to 5 days or even up to a week and it is very dense, causing low visibility and extreme amounts of dust entering everywhere.

Calima Winds

The word Calima itself originates from the Spanish word for 鈥渉aze鈥. This haze is a layer of dust and sand brought on high winds originating from Africa. On occasion weather fronts in the south-west of the Canary Islands can increase wind-speeds even more. In these cases the Calima will escalate bringing very high temperatures with it, and is able to carry dust high above the Atlantic covering hundreds of thousands of square miles with a dense cloud of Saharan sand, sometimes聽 reaching the Caribbean.

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One measure of air pollution is the amount of coarse particulate matter 鈥 or PM10 鈥 in the air close to the Earth鈥檚 surface, another is aerosol optical depth (AOD) which is a measure of how much direct sunlight is blocked by dust and haze in the atmosphere. CAMS has been tracking both and, as confirmed by Aeronet observations, the CAMS forecasts of total AOD represented the event very well, including the longer-range transport.

In the Canary Islands, air quality was severely degraded for several days as a result of the dust storms, with high measured PM10 values.

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PREVAILING WINDS

DOWNWIND RUN 290 nm







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PORTS OF ENTRY CANARY ISLANDS



Ports of Entry: Puerto de la Estaca, Puerto Rosario, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, San Sebastian de La Gomera, Santa Cruz de la Palma, Arrecife at Marina Lanzarote, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
 

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EMERGENCY NUMBERS

112
Emergencies 鈥 All islands 鈥 112. Ambulance 鈥 Dial 112 and the operator will put you through.
Police Station 鈥 091.
Hospital Doctor Negr铆n 鈥 +34 928 45 00 00

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ARCC CANARIAS

SRR:聽 Tel: +34 92 857 70 80

Fax: +34 92 857 70 81

Website: http://www.salvamentomaritimo.es/

Location: 27.92499924, -15.38333035

Notes Search and Rescue Area: Fir Canarias - Due to tempory technical reasons, the SAR Services in not guaranteed to the East side of the line defined by: - 285000N 0130000W 270000N 0135000W - 262000N 0145000W 245000N 0152000W - 235000N 0162000W 223000N 0170000W - 210000N 0173000W 203000N 0172000W

MRCC Tenerife

Latitude, Longitude:

(28.47999954,-16.23833084)

Telephone: +34 922 597 551 2nd number +34 922 597 552
Fax: +34 922 597 331

MRCC Las Palmas

SRR:
Latitude, Longitude:

(28.14666939,-15.41666985)

Telephone:+34 928 467 757聽聽 +34 928 467955
Fax: +34 928 467 760