Central Spain records temperatures of -25C after snowstorm

Central Spain records temperatures of -25C after snowstorm

People in central Spain are struggling as a deep freeze follows the weekend’s heavy snow, resulting in treacherous conditions.
Officials have warned the elderly to remain reception .
At least seven people have died thanks to the weather – the 2 latest victims were homeless people in Barcelona.
The temperature plunged to -25C (-13F) in Molina de Aragón and Teruel, in mountains east of Madrid – Spain’s coldest night for a minimum of 20 years.
Deep snow left by Storm Filomena has turned to ice, disrupting transport. There has been a unprecedented quantity of snow and ice for Spain, where winters are usually quite mild.
‘Spanish Siberia’
Molina de Aragón, where the coldest overnight temperature was recorded, is 197km (122 miles) north-east of Madrid. It lived up to its nickname, “the Spanish Siberia”.
“We’re getting to have this cold for a couple of more days, but we all gather ,” local woman Yoli Asensio told the BBC’s Guy Hedgecoe.
“Day-to-day life is difficult,” she added. “There’s such a lot snow about, the access to homes and roads is blocked. Some older people have had falls.”


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