The unusually cold weather affects four provinces in the country: Aragon, Castile, León, Castilla-La Mancha and Madrid.
Unprecedented colds were measured in several regions of Spain on Tuesday night. According to the Spanish Meteorological Service (Aemet)
The coldest temperature in Bello, in the province of Aragon, was below 25.4 ° C.
Several measuring stations in the area have reported temperatures below minus 25 degrees. The country’s local cold records have also been broken, for example in Teruel, where it is now measured under 21 degrees. This city was the coldest so far in 2001, when temperatures were below 19 degrees below zero. The unusually cold weather affects four provinces in the country: Aragon, Castile, León, Castilla-La Mancha and Madrid.
In the Spanish capital, the airport’s meteorological station recorded 13.2 degrees below zero, and there has not been a low temperature since 1973.
The frost makes cleaning work after last weekend’s unusual snowfall very difficult, in Madrid, for example, most of the main roads are already walkable, but the side streets are still covered in snow, which also froze on the asphalt. The ambulance service stated that
In the past day, more than half of alerts were received due to accidents caused by snow, and many hospitals have reported a significant increase in the number of cases in emergency care.
In the province of Madrid, educational institutions will remain closed throughout the week, but the second semester of the academic year will start distance learning from Wednesday. The weather in recent days has caused damage to 167 schools. Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska said at a press conference that the damage assessment has started, after which they can decide whether to declare certain areas as disaster areas.