The unusually cold, frosty weather affects four provinces in the country the most: Aragon, Castile and Leon, Castilla-La Mancha and Madrid.
Unprecedented colds were measured in several areas of Spain on Tuesday night. According to the Spanish Meteorological Service (Aemet)
the coldest, minus 25.4 degrees Celsius, was in Bello in the province of Aragon.
Several measuring stations in the area indicated temperatures below minus 25 degrees. Local cold records have also been broken in the country, for example in Teruel, where they have now measured minus 21 degrees. This city was the coldest so far in 2001, when thermometers showed minus 19 degrees. The unusually cold, frosty weather affects four provinces in the country the most: Aragon, Castile and Leon, Castilla-La Mancha and Madrid.
In the Spanish capital, the airport meteorological measuring station registered minus 13.2 degrees, there has been no such low temperature since 1973.
The frost makes cleaning work after the extraordinary snowfall last weekend very difficult, in Madrid, for example, most of the main roads are already walkable, but the side streets are still covered in snow, which has also frozen on the asphalt. The ambulance service reported that
in the past one day, more than half of the alerts are received due to accidents caused by icing, and several hospitals have reported a significant increase in the number of cases in emergency care.
In the province of Madrid, educational establishments will remain closed throughout the week, but the second semester of the school year will start in distance learning from Wednesday. Weather in recent days has caused damage to 167 schools. Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska said at a press conference that the damage assessment has begun, after which they can decide whether to declare certain areas as disaster-stricken areas.
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