Huge snowstorm in Spain is followed by Arctic temperatures. The conditions have led to several deaths.
In Denmark, DMI warns on Wednesday of an icy cold day with snow and wind. But compared to the Spanish winter weather, domestic conditions are fading a bit.
After historical amounts of snow, central Spain thus reports record low temperatures.
At least seven people have died as a result of the extreme conditions, writes the BBC.
Most recently, two homeless people have died in Barcelona, and the elderly are being encouraged to stay at home.
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, temperatures dropped to minus 25 degrees in Molina de Aragón and Teruel in mountains a few hundred kilometers east of Madrid.
It is Spain’s coldest night in at least 20 years, writes the British media.
Thus, the area of Molina de Aragón lives up to its nickname, “Spain’s Siberia”.
But Arctic temperatures are ravaging the entire country, and ice and snow have made clearing roads and cities after storm Filomena extremely difficult.
– An icy morning with historically low temperatures, well below the seasonal norm all over the country, writes Spain’s national weather service, Aemet, on Twitter according to Reuters.
In the capital Madrid Barajas airport, the temperature on Tuesday night was down to minus 13.2 degrees.
– Since 1920, there have only been 15 days that have been colder, writes Aemet on Twitter.
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