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IN PICS: Spectacular images of snow-covered Spain from the air

Satellite images show Spain under a blanket of snow after Storm Filomena dumped the heaviest snowfall recorded in Spain for half a century.

IN PICS: Spectacular images of snow-covered Spain from the air
Photo captured by Sentinel-2 de Copernicus, ESA

The photo appears like a black and white image but infact was produced in colour.

Here's a video showing the footage from the Copernicus Satellite, Sentinel 2.

This video of Madrid was taken from a helicopter on Sunday by a team from ENAIRE (Gestor de Navegación Aérea en España) 

A video released by air traffic control at Madrid's Adolfo Suarez Barajas airport provides a pilots view of landing a plan during the big freeze on Tuesday morning. 

 

Even Tenerife had a dusting of snow, captured here on Spain's tallest peak, Mount Telde.

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Spain urges holidaymakers to head home early due to snow and strong wind warnings

Nine Spanish regions were put on alert on Tuesday for heavy snow, rain and strong winds, with the country's traffic authorities calling for people taking holidays this long weekend to head home early to avoid the worst of the bad weather.

Spain urges holidaymakers to head home early due to snow and strong wind warnings
Vehicles stuck in traffic due to a heavy snowfall near Burgos, northern Spain, in March 2021. Photo: Cesar Manso/AFP

Aragón, Castilla y León, Catalonia, Navarra and the Basque Country will be on orange alert from Tuesday for snow storms, while Asturias, Cantabria, La Rioja and La Comunidad Valenciana are on the less-severe yellow alert, Spain’s State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) announced.

A slight increase in temperatures will increase the risk of avalanches in the Pyrenees and the central Cantabrian mountain range.

Some roads in the north of the country are already being affected by snow and are being restricted to some traffic such as trucks and heavy vehicles.

Spain’s traffic authority (DGT) called on residents in the northern half of the country to return early from the puente (long weekend) marked by the public holidays of December 6 and 8, ahead of heavy snow forecast for Wednesday.

Of the 108 main roads affected by the heavy snow in Spain, almost half of them are in the northeastern region Aragón.

Aragón, Catalonia and Navarra are at risk of avalanches, according to data from Aemet, while a storm warning has been issued for the coastal areas of Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, Catalonia and the Basque country.

Heavy rainfall is expected in Galicia, extending to Cantabria and the western Pyrenees.

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