By Tuesday morning 20 provinces across Spain were on alert for snow, with Lugo, Orense, Valencia and Castellón expected to record a snowfall above six centimetres.
A further 18 provinces have been issued with weather warnings for extremely cold temperatures, including all of Catalonia bar Tarragona and five provinces are on alert for high seas including the Canary Islands of El Hierro and La Palma and Almeria in the south.
Meanwhile coastal areas across Spain are on alert for high winds while much of the rest of Spain will be hit by torrential rain.
⚠️Aviso especial de fenómenos adversos⚠️— AEMET (@AEMET_Esp) February 26, 2018
Con la #BorrascaEmma se abre un episodio de lluvia, nieve y viento en la península y Canarias. 🌧️💨❄️
La predicción y los #avisos en vigor, en nuestra aplicación para móviles y en https://t.co/ljJpl4SrlI#Precaución #FMA pic.twitter.com/C4DDEcKzt8
Emergency services are on standby on main roads across Castilla y León with dozens of snow ploughs in operation in a bid to keep the roads clear.
Expected trouble spots for motorists are the toll roads of the AP6 between Villalba and Adanero and the AP-61 between San Rafael and Segovia, the AP-51 between Villacastín and Ávila (Ávila province) and the AP-71 from León to Astorga.
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