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GALLERY Amazing images of Spain's beaches in snow

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GALLERY Amazing images of Spain's beaches in snow
Joaquín Lozano / @Meteorihuela / Twitter
10:53 CET+01:00
People on the Spain's southeast coast have been swapping sandcastles for snowmen as temperatures plummet in a cold front sweeping in from Siberia bringing rare snowfall to the Costas.

In mountainous areas of the Pyrenees region temperatures were predicted to plunge to below -15C in a cold snap that was predicted to last until Friday, but the windchill factor meant it felt as cold as -30C.

In a rare event snow fell on the coastal regions of Valencia, Alicante and Murcia and on the beaches of the Balearic Islands.

IN PICS: Historic town of Ronda snowed in as cold front reaches Costa del Sol

Snowfall is even forecast for Thursday in the North African Spanish enclave of Ceuta, which has not seen snow since 1993.

Weather warnings were issued for 43 provinces across Spain (all bar the Canary Islands) for snow, cold temperatures, wind , adverse sea conditions and even avalanches (in Huesca, Lleida and Navarre).

Here's the weather forecast for the coming days:

And some images from across Spain's snowy coasts.

Spain's Costa Blanca really did get coated in white with people posting snowy scenes from resorts including Denia, Javea, Torrevieja and Orihuela, down the coast to Murcia.

 

 

 

 

One British resident posted a proud photograph of a snowman in Orihuela Costa

 

It's snowing. #orihuelacosta #torrevieja #nieve #snowman

Una foto publicada por Mike Young (@elgringospain) el

 

 

 

 

Mallorca which attracts many visitors with the promise of winter sun, saw the worst of the cold front on Tuesday. With nine roads closed because of heavy snow.

 

 

IN PICS: Historic town of Ronda cut off as cold front reaches Costa del Sol

 

IN PICS: Historic town of Ronda cut off as cold front reaches Costa del Sol

 

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