The Mediterranean coast around Valencia was battered overnight in fierce winds and torrential rain while the northern and interior parts of the country were blanketed in snow.
— AEMET (@AEMET_Esp) January 20, 2020
A total of 33 provinces were issued with weather warnings on Monday by the state meteorological agency AEMET.
Nine provinces were given red warnings. These were Teruel, Albacete, Murcia, Barcelona, Girona, Tarragona, Valencia, Alicante and Castellón.
Heavy snowfall has seen more than 1,000km of roads closed while in Valencia houses on the coastal frontline were evacuated as huge waves rolled as the storm hit on Sunday.
Sin palabras, #TemporalInvernal #BorrascaGloria Playa del cabañal, Valencia. @radaresvalencia @AEMET_CValencia @AEMET_Esp @PCivilBenicalap @apuntoratge @Tiempo_Valencia @valenciabonita_ @aquilatierratve @ElTiempoes @severeweatherEU @tiempobrasero @MeteoBetera @MeteoCaudete https://t.co/UTHaj2DqYr pic.twitter.com/85nxVwqorF
— Adrian HF (@Adrianherrfos) January 20, 2020
Across the Valencia coastline, authorities were surveying the damage on Monday morning after waves up to 6meters battered the shore.
— Luis (@SOYHERCULANO) January 20, 2020
Photos from the seaside town of Javea show the extent of the storm damage:
Photos: Ajuntament de Xàbia / Facebook
And this is the aftermath in Torrevieja.
Traffic was completely blocked on the A-31 between Alicante and Albacete.
But the storm was moving away from the Balearic Islands and Valencian coast north towards Catalonia on Monday morning, where red alerts were in place.
20/01 01:03 #AEMET actualiza #FMA en C. Valenciana. Activos hoy y mañana. Nivel máx rojo. Imagen del mapa de avisos en vigor a las 01:03 . Para ver una tabla de avisos actualizada haga CLIC EN LA IMAGEN o visite https://t.co/8qVmJoUFoM https://t.co/JsGgxPXcm3
— AEMET_C. Valenciana (@AEMET_CValencia) January 20, 2020
On Sunday a 44-year-old man died in Asturias as he attempted to put snow chains on his car.
The storm forced the closure of several airports on Sunday because of the high winds. Gandia and Formentera both had cancellations while Alicante airport was closed for the duration of Monday.
Heavy snow completely blocked off the town of Villena in Alicante on Monday morning.