Friday, 05 March, 2021

Canary Island sandstorm: Flights cancelled due to Saharan sand

Potent winds carrying sand from the Sahara have afflicted airports in the Canary Islands.

Poor visibility led to AENA, Spain’s airport operator, cancelling, suspending or diverting flights.

The country’s nationwide climate support has warned that winds of up to 120km/h (75mph) could strike the Canaries until finally Monday.

The winds have also influenced ferry solutions, and hampered endeavours to fight a wildfire in Tasarte, Gran Canaria.

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