Spain weather horror: Cold snap to continue ravaging nation into next week
Spain: Madrid turns white as heavy snowfall hits city
Twenty-three provinces will be on alert for cold weather until Wednesday January 20 as another storm is expected to enter the country. Forecasters say this will bring more abundant rainfall, wind and an increase in temperatures.
It comes as temperatures previously plummeted as low as -25.3ºC in Bello, Teruel in central Spain on Tuesday during a wintery period which started last weekend.
Rubén del Campo, a spokesman for the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), said of the upcoming forecast: “Early morning temperatures have not been as low as those of previous nights.
“Temperatures will continue to be very low for a few more days, especially the minimum ones, in areas where there is more snow.”
Explaining the importance of low temperatures, AEMET made clear: “The amount of snow accumulated on the ground is such that it is harder for the temperatures to rise.”
According to Spanish newspaper El Pais the 10 days of cold weather would be the longest period of winter weather in almost 20 years since 2001.
Temperatures last night were recorded as low as -12.8ºC in Molina de Aragón in the Province of Guadalajara, Central Spain prompting the warning.
The snowy weather has centred on the Spanish Capital Madrid where Storm Filomena dumped 50 centimetres (20 inches) of snow on Madrid between last Friday and Saturday.
This left the city and large swathes of the country impassable.
The storm had been blamed for five deaths and followed by several days of plunging temperatures, which hardened mounds of snow and slush.
While main arteries have been cleared, hundreds of side streets remain covered in snow and ice which has disrupted post-delivery and rubbish collection across the capital.
Madrid regional politicians estimate the storm caused at least 1.4 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in damage.
It comes as parts of eastern England could see up to 10cm of snow today as forecasters warned of the potential for “significant disruption”.
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The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for snow across East Anglia, which is in place from 5am.
Large parts of the UK, including Scotland, northern England, the East Midlands and the South East, are covered by yellow warnings.
Temperatures overnight on Friday are expected to get as low as minus 6C in Yorkshire and minus 3C in East Anglia, but will hover around freezing during the day in areas where snow settled, the Met Office said.
Places such as Newcastle and Norwich may drop to minus 1C overnight, with fog patches in some places.
Additional reporting Maria Ortega.
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