Storm Filomena: Spain sees ‘exceptional’ snowfall

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This is said to be the heaviest snow seen in Spain for at least 40 years. Who’s next?
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Storm Filomena has blanketed parts of Spain in heavy snow, with half of the country on red alert for more on Saturday, reports BBC News.

Madrid, one of the worst affected areas, is set to see up to 20cm (eight inches) of snow in the next 24 hours.

The city’s airport has closed along with a number of roads.

On Friday evening, a number of vehicles became stranded on a motorway near the capital.

Firefighters were called in to assist drivers who had become stuck. In some areas the military were called in to help clear roads.

Authorities have asked people to avoid non-essential travel.

According to local media, the snowfall in Madrid is the heaviest in at least 40 years. The country’s AEMET weather agency said the snowfall was “exceptional and most likely historic”.
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The cold weather is set to continue beyond the weekend with temperatures in Madrid predicted to hit -12C on Thursday.

Full report here.

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January 9, 2021 at 05:21AM

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