Due to the presence of the sun, beaches and high temperatures, Spain is currently one of the countries most affected by winter weather in Europe. Not only because of snowfall, but also extremely low temperatures. On January 7, it was recorded at -35.8 ° C in northern Spain.
Snow has fallen in many parts of the country since the beginning of January, but heavy rains are scheduled for Friday and Saturday. The National Institute of Meteorology informed AEMET that up to 20 cm of snow will fall, among others in Alicante, Castellon and Valencia, and 10 cm in the cities of Granada and Murcia. Snow expected to reach 5 cm in Toledo and Madrid.
At least 80 national highways have been closed. On Thursday, the weather alert covered 10 regions – yellow or orange, including nine due to snow. The orange alert – due to heavy rain – may also be presented in Cádiz, where 100 l / sq.m is expected. The highest alert, red alert, can be issued on Friday, January 8, at several locations.
Not only the residents of mainland Spain, but also the Canary Islands face severe weather. Felomena made it to the islands with torrential rain and strong winds. According to AEMET, in the coming days, you will arrive in the southern and eastern parts of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands.
The wind speed ranges from 70 to 80 km / h. At the Izaña observatory in central Tenerife, wind gusts of 117 km / h were recorded, and at Roque de los Muchachos on the island of La Palma, winds of 203 km / h were recorded.
The weather in Spain is expected to improve on Sunday, January 10. We can already say that January 2021 will go down in history in this country. Not only because of the massive snowfall – in this part of Europe – but also because of the freezing temperatures. On January 7, at Vega de Liordes in the north of the country, mercury bars showed -35.8 ° C.