Storm Brendan: Spain braced for big freeze

Storm Brendan: Spain braced for big freeze
File photo of a snowy street in Spain. Photo: AFP
Spain’s meteorological agency has issued warnings for 24 provinces across nine regions of the country on Tuesday warning of plummeting temperatures, fierce winds and big waves.

Storm Brendan is sweeping south after battering the UK and northern Europe with rain and gales. Trees were uprooted, flights cancelled and power lines downed on Monday in the storms.

On Tuesday the storm is set to arrive in Spain causing temperatures to plummet below freezing in the northern half of the peninsula after a balmy start to January.  

AEMET have issued yellow alert for freezing temperatures with parts of Aragon expected to experience temperatures of -8C with Cuenca recorded as the coldest place in Spain at -10C.

Castilla-La Mancha also has a yellow warning with the mercury dropping to below -4C in Albacete, Ciudad Real and Toledo.

Madrid will also see freezing temperatures possible reaching -5C even in the city.

While Avila, Burgos, Segovia and Soria in Castile and León will be even colder.

The stronger orange alerts have been issued for parts of Galicia where waves will reach up to 7 metres with wind speeds over 100kmph

Neighbouring Asturias and Cantabria will also see strong winds and rough seas and have yellow warnings in place.

READ MORE: Seven very Spanish ways to beat the January blues

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