IN IMAGES: Spain sees August snow as temperatures plummet

View of mountain hut in Asturias on Sunday. Photo: Refugio Jou de los Cabrones / Facebook
Summer came to an abrupt end in the mountains in northern Spain this weekend when a sudden cold snap left parts of the Picos de Europa range in a coating of white.

The dusting of snow fell on rugged peaks of the northern mountain age stretching from Leon, through Asturias to Canatabria where people recorded the unusually early snowfall.

The whole of Spain experienced a sharp drop in temperatures over the weekend as a polar blast swept down from northern Europe.

But even as people sunned themselves on the Mediterranean beaches of southern Spain, some wrapped up in heavy weather winter gear for a hike in the snow.

 

Snow also fell in the Pyrenees:

 

 

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