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Today, on Gavà beach, in Baix Llobregat, it dawned with a radiant sun and a steaming sea, as seen in this photograph in La Vanguardia’s Readers’ Photos.

The contrast in temperature between the water and the outside has caused the sea to be seen emitting smoke. It is a very colorful and curious phenomenon, which is not common.

Thus, with the contrast in temperatures between the water and the outside environment, when the sun rises the water smokes and produces the so-called “arctic smoke” phenomenon.

It occurs when rivers, lakes, reservoirs or even the sea are at a much milder temperature than the air at certain times of the day, especially at dawn.

Smoke is produced in this contact zone between the different temperatures of water and air, giving rise to this spectacular phenomenon, with a ghostly image.