Graphic: Aemet
Graphic: Aemet

The first heatwave of summer proper is here with the arrival of a calima which will see temperatures in excess of 30º today, and approaching 40º tomorrow, particularly in the medianías. Meteorologists say that as normal at this time of year, the Azores anticyclone is responsible, bringing hot air from the African continent, and the length of the heatwave depends on how the two weather systems interact – the Canaries are caught in the middle. In previous years the June calima has lasted anything from three days to A fortnight, and all that is clear is that thermometers will see their registers increase “notably”.  Above is Aemet’s temperature model for tomorrow, and HERE is a reminder of general advice on staying safe in heatwaves. 

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