The weather in northern Spain had taken a turn from warm to cold this week, with heavy snowfall reported on November 8, 2019. Yellow and orange snow alerts have been put in place, which means severe weather is possible in the following days and residents must be prepared.
Snow falls of up to 400 mm (16 inches) have been reported at resorts, including Fuentes de Invierno in Asturias. Parts of the Spanish Pyrenees and Picos de Europa are on yellow and orange alerts.
On the morning of November 10, snow fell in Serra de Tramuntana mountains at an altitude of 1 000 m (3 281 feet).
Snow also fell in more unexpected areas like Port de Pollenca. It came after Spain's state weather agency AEMET had predicted a polar front and placed parts of Mallorca and Menorca on orange alert.
Across the country, 33 provinces have been placed under weather alerts, from Lugo in the north to Malaga in the south.
La primera nevada de la temporada ya está aquí. La nieve ha cuajado débilmente a partir de los 1000 m en la Sierra de Tramuntana.— AEMET_Baleares (@AEMET_Baleares) November 10, 2019
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Velilla del Río Carrión (Palencia) 1140 m @tiempobrasero @AEMET_Esp @TFCanadas @spainsevere @JoannaIvars @lasextameteo @A3Noticias @cuatro @AEMET_Esp @meteoduruelo @lugaresdenieve @ENGINEER_28 @meteosojuela @RAM_meteo @EnMet3 @Tiempo_Mercedes @MarGomezH @llobiols @picazomario pic.twitter.com/FgQPX2JzlO— Meteo Total (@J_AMeteo) November 10, 2019
Costa del Sol has a warning for 70 km/h (43 mph) winds, while the same alerts remain in place for Granada and Almeria.
The province of Interior Norte de Castellon has an orange warning in place for 100 km/h (62 mph) gusts.
In the south of Menorca, AEMET forecasted winds of 120 km/h (75 mph), along with waves of up to 6 m (20 feet) in the north of Mallorca.
Most parts of Andalucia will see cloudy skies by Monday, November 11, before temperatures are set to slightly increase on Tuesday, November 12.
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