IN PICS: Spain transformed into winter wonderland

IN PICS: Spain transformed into winter wonderland
Snow has fallen in Madrid's Sierra de Guadarrama. Photo: DGT
Spain's state meteorological agency AEMET issued weather warnings in 38 provinces on Thursday as a cold blast hit the peninsula bringing winds of up to 100 km/ph, freezing temperatures and snow.

Authorities said that 41 highways were affected by snow including six main roads and urged motorists to check the state of the roads ahead of the journey. 

 
 
Motorists were warned to be prepared and carry snow chains.
 
 
Temperatures plummeted to below freezing in parts of central and northern Spain dropping to -4C in Cantabria. 

 

Roads in the Sierrade Guadarrama outside Madrid were covered in a dusting of snow, as seen here on DGT traffic cameras in ValsainNavacerraea, Cotos y Alto del León at 9 o clock in the morning.

The first snow has fallen on the slopes at Valdesqui, a ski resort in the Madrid region.

 

This graphic shows how the snow level expected over the next 48 hours.

 

Snow has already arrived in the walled city of  Avila.

 

READ MORE: Storm warnings for Spain as icy blast hits


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