Mallorca is drowning in snow
Heavy blankets of snow on the holiday island and temperatures as low as minus 16 degrees: Juliette’s depression has sent Spain back into the depths of winter.
Storm Juliet causes unusual weather in Spain. A spokesman for the national weather agency, Emmett, said snow cover in some places in northern Mallorca had grown to more than 1 meter in 24 hours. Talk about “unusual” snowfall.
The Balearic Islands, known for their mild climate and popular with European tourists, are particularly affected by the onset of winter. According to Emmett, heavy rains and strong winds, the speed of which reached 117 kilometers per hour, were also recorded on the largest island of Mallorca.
– 16 degrees below zero in central Spain
Heavy rains are also believed to be the cause of several landslides in the island’s capital, Palma de Mallorca. Heavy precipitation is common on the island in fall and winter, while heavy snowfall is rare.
Snow also fell in San Sebastian in the Basque Country in northern Spain, as well as in the Catalan regional capital, Barcelona, on the Mediterranean. In the city of Molina de Aragón in the central Spanish province of Guadalajara, the thermometer dropped to minus 16 degrees on Tuesday morning, according to Emmett. The meteorological agency said that low temperatures in the interior of the country should continue on Wednesday.
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