If you’ve been in Malaga in the summer, you’re quite likely to have experienced ‘el taró‘.
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 – up 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.