The Canary Islands

Summer Wildfires in the Canary Islands

The winter of 2011-2012 has been the driest on the Canary Islands for more than 70 years and has left the forested interiors of the islands tinder-dry. At altitude, Calima brings strong, hot winds and temperatures in excess of 40º Celsius (104ºF) which, combined with dry forests, are a constant summer fire risk. […]