Aug 15, 2014

Anedosa




Have you observed today a cloud that covered parts of the caldera? It is called “anedosa” and it happens in spring and, more rarely , in the summer. If you are lucky, you can experience the local natural phenomenon “anedosa”, which is generated by the temperature difference between the volcano and the island, especially with west winds. It looks like fog or smoke and rises abruptly from the caldera spreading onto the rest of the island and then dissolves.  Because of the lack of rain, “anedosa” is thus considered beneficial for the island, as it provides the necessary humidity to the vines.