A plume of hot air blowing across from the Sahara is sending the mercury up into the 30s starting from today Monday 11 May. Temperatures are expected to be over 30ºC every day until at least Friday.
While hot Saharan air is often full of dust, this heatwave is only expected to bring a small amount of fine dust.
South Gran Canaria is currently on Yellow Alert for heat and the alert widens to all of the Canary Islands for tomorrow. On Wednesday, the south of Gran Canaria is also on yellow alert.
Official advice is to wear plenty of hig-factor suncream, limit activity and sun exposure during the heat of the day and to drink plenty of water. We also advise people to stay up to their necks in water for as long as possible and keep cold beer close at hand.
Temperatures are forecast to drop for this weekend's Gay Pride Parade in Maspalomas / Playa del Inglés.