across Spain are set to plummet to a teeth-chattering -7ºC this
week, with no respite from the cold expected until at least Friday,
reports the State meteorological agency, AEMET.
ice and ground frost is predicted in most parts of the country more
than an hour inland of the coast, and at altitudes of at least 300
metres above sea-level, particularly in the north of the country.
is forecast for the Mediterranean coast of Spain's mainland and
islands, especially along the east coast of the former but possibly
also the Strait of Gibraltar and south-eastern provinces.
could be heavy – over an inch of rain in 12 hours – and possibly
combined with sleet or snow in the province of Castellón and the
east of Castilla-La Mancha, such as the provinces of Albacete and
Canary Islands will escape the worst of the cold snap, but heavy rain
is due to set in by tomorrow (Wednesday) and is likely to continue
until after the weekend.
winds of up to 100 kilometres per hour are forecast to hit the
islands of Menorca and Mallorca, the provinces of Zaragoza and
Girona, which may also experience tidal waves – as will the
Balearics and to a lesser extent, Barcelona and A Coruña in Galicia.
total of 16 provinces are on amber warning for snow, with Almería on
on yellow alert for exceptionally cold night and early morning
temperatures are Madrid, the region of Aragón, all of Catalunya
except for Tarragona province, and the provinces of Granada,
Albacete, Ciudad Real, Guadalajara and Toledo.