Arctic blast to bring snow and heavy rain to much of Spain

Much of central and northern Spain will see temperatures plummet on Monday as an Arctic cold front brings snow and heavy rains to the Iberian Peninsula.

AEMET Spain’s national weather agency has put the northern regions of Aragón and La Rioja on orange alert for heavy snow, with as much as 20 centimeters ( 8 inches) expected to fall within 24 hours. Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia and Madrid are also on alert for snow while the Balearic Islands and Communidad Valenciana are being told to expect heavey rains.
While no snow is expected here in Alcoy, the temperature will be below freezing on Wednesday morning and not get higher than 10 degrees during the day.

Spain’s Ministry of Transport has prepared 412 snowplows and 57,214 tonnes of antifreeze to combat the snowfall in preparation for the weather event. The DGT has also asked for caution and responsible travel planning to avoid unnecessary risks.

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