Spain and Portugal face a cold wave. And polar regions that have not been recorded for half a century in parts of Spanish territory that are rare in the history of both countries. Images of Madrid with 50 to 70 cm of snow in some places are historic and remarkable.
The cold and snowfall from Hurricane Philomena has reduced temperatures since the beginning of the week. The Spanish Meteorological Agency (EMAT) has issued red alerts for Madrid, Guadalajara, Cuenca, Albacete, Toledo and Valencia.
The Meteorological Department in the region forecast 20 cm of snow in 24 hours. In some parts of the country, such as the Ebro Valley, the snow can reach half a meter.
The meteorological agency Emet described the situation as “unusual” and “historic” as more than half of the country’s snow alert on Friday and Saturday.
Pictures of our colleagues from the weather outside Telemadrid. #MadridBajolaniev#Directly Inside https://t.co/Cnw7Ol5lQX pic.twitter.com/Uxyjbw6eyT
– Teletemadrid January 9, 2021
Hurricane Philomena turned out to be a nightmare for hundreds of citizens stranded on Spanish roads on Friday night and Saturday morning.
Due to the amount of snow, the branches may fall off or the cornices may fall off.
We are in an emergency, so we ask citizens to stay in their homes#QuedateEnCasa#Filomenamadrid
– Madrid City Council (AD Madrid) January 9, 2021
We ask you once again, do not leave home. We know the photos are so beautiful # Snow❄️ However, considering the accumulation of snow on the cornices and trees and its subsequent collapse, it seems to be “very dangerous”.#FMA #FilomenaMadrid#MadridSeguro pic.twitter.com/WIoapN5gfT
– Madrid Civil Protection (ad MadridProtective) January 9, 2021
In the capital, snow has blocked, public bus service is not working, garbage collection has been suspended, and Mayor Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida has asked people not to leave their homes. Almeida does not know when he will be able to rescue the trapped people, as he warns that time will not improve in the next few hours. Hundreds of people are trapped in their cars on the streets and roads of Madrid. Local authorities are seeking the help of the military.
Bern Bernabeu is covered in snow! 🏟#HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/V1JKCjGnJm
– Real Madrid CF (alrealmadrid) January 7, 2021
Snow Bernabeu#HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/QZj8weADt9
– Real Madrid CF (alrealmadrid) January 7, 2021
Our team woke up this morning on the playground because of a layer of snow and ice as our team was exercising at Sports City’s gym today.
🔴⚪ # AúpaAtleti | ⚽ #AtletiAthletic pic.twitter.com/liJDJ9n9EN
– Atletico de Madrid (le Atletico) January 8, 2021
The biggest avalanche of the last 40 or 50 years – some local meteorologists say it was the worst weather since 1904 – as a man rides down the street on a dog sled, while skiers or battles in Puerto del Sol and Granvia lock the ball into the caravan, causing thousands of people to be locked in their cars. Had to be rescued.
It’s not. #Frio #BorrascaFilomena_RM # Philomena #NieveenMadrid #nievemadrid #Madrid pic.twitter.com/NYz7UTjO14
– THE🐑MAN # MOUNTAIN (ombHombreMontana) January 8, 2021
People in Madrid were skiing in Puerto del Sol today. The Apocalypse is staring at us. pic.twitter.com/ZJVRP4fKOm
– Fernando Krakowiak (kfkrakowiak) January 9, 2021
AD is a known war in Madrid because it is unknown
This is fabulous pic.twitter.com/HjXbQB4TdR
– Nicholas de Leon (al Salosinui) January 9, 2021
Imso is the center #Madrid At 9 p.m.
09.01.2021# Snow #LaGranNevada pic.twitter.com/5bdtlFcIzT
– Meteo Tros-Moss – Portugal (etMeteoTrasMontPT) January 9, 2021
Monte Carmelo, Madrid.
9/01/21 10:45 am. # Snow pic.twitter.com/dB1NsVvmlG
– Gerardo Ortega (r Ortega_Gerardo) January 9, 2021
Snowboarding at the Plaza de Neptune in Madrid #Madrid # Snow pic.twitter.com/b0DW0e4IV5
– Vegatripi d Lop (g Vegatripi) January 8, 2021
A (ana of official) weather station-34.1 recordC was recorded at the Clട്ട്tel del Tuc de la Lania in the Alto Pirinu Natural Park in the province of Lerida in Catalonia. The sign was observed by Project 4 Estations, a group of fans of meteorology.
The weather station is at a school resort. Clot del Tuc de la Lania is located at an altitude of 2,305 m. Elsewhere, low temperature values of -27.2 ofC were recorded in La Vazquez, -25.7 LC in Leord and -22.3 VeC in Velcodorno.
On December 6, 1950, snow reached half a meter in some neighborhoods #Madrid According to references at the time. Note the similarities between pressure maps and fronts then and today. # Borascaphilomena # Snow #Nevadamadrid pic.twitter.com/NeWDXmPy8s
– MeteoMadrid (arCarlosVelasco_w) January 9, 2021
On Thursday, the station of the Northwest Peninsular Meteorological Association at Vega de Leord (Lyon) was -35.8 was C. According to Spanish newspapers, the record may have been the lowest since 1956, when the Spanish municipality recorded -32 ºC at Estani Gento (Lake of Glacier Origin) in Val Fosca, Torre Cabdella.
In Portugal, Hurricane Philomena caused problems while at sea in the Madeira archipelago. The country is not as severely affected as Spain, but it is very cold due to snow, ice and frost. Snowfall is on the rise in Portugal this weekend, especially in Alantijo.
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