If you’ve been in Malaga in the summer, you’re quite likely to have experienced ‘el taró‘ at least once.
Taró is a type of dense fog or mist that is especially common between Malaga and Ceuta during August, producing a notable drop in temperature of between 4 and 5 °C.
However, unlike coastal fog in other locations, it doesn’t always disappear by midday.
Taró usually occurs on the hottest days of the year when the cold water from the Atlantic quickly evaporates when it comes into contact with the dry winds coming from the south.
Visibility is often significantly reduced on days of taró, resulting in red flags on the local beaches.
Daryl moved to Malaga permanently in 2014 having first fallen in love with the city on his Erasmus year. After working for many years at local expat newspaper SUR in English, Daryl gained expert knowledge in life from the perspective of foreign residents and decided to co-found Malaga Guru in 2016.