This historic record of cold in Spain has caused a lot of damage such as water cuts, blocked streets or even supply difficulties in supermarkets.
The passage of the unprecedented storm called Filomena had serious consequences in Spain. The thermometer read down to -25.4 ° C overnight Monday through Tuesday. With this historic cold record, snow removal in particular in the capital Madrid was complicated. Three people, including two homeless, lost their lives after the heavy rains that accompanied this snowstorm. The bodies of these two homeless showed signs of hypothermia.
Historic temperature in Madrid
The temperature of -25.4 degrees was recorded in a village in the region of Aragon, northeast of Madrid, reports BFMTV quoting the weather agency AEMET. Madrid raised its lowest temperature recorded for half a century with -10.8 ° C. At its Barajas airport, the thermometer read -13.2 degrees, according to AEMET.
Update on the damage
A few days after the heavy snowfall, hundreds of people flock to hospitals in the Spanish capital because of a fall on the frozen streets and sidewalks. Several damages were observed, in particular the trees which threaten to fall under the weight of the snow. Several streets in Madrid were deprived of water and fresh produce was scarce in supermarkets due to supply difficulties since Friday.
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With a layer of snow on the ground and a clear sky, Spain is waking up to historically low temperatures (red alert). On the main network, it is -25.2 ° C at Molina de Aragon, -12.1 ° C at Madrid airport!#oladefrio #OlaDeFrioESp 👇 https://t.co/bPUXPAcFPe pic.twitter.com/6kJY997EpK
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