A low pressure are by the name of “GREGOR” has brought winter weather to parts of Spain. Snow fell down to areas only 500 meters above sea level. Thunderstorms with sleet and strong snowfall are still spread over the Iberian peninsula. The winter weather, which was caused by an advance of cold air from the Arctic into the region, resulted in school being cancelled for over 8,000 students.
The low pressure area will continue to linger in southwestern Europe and bring strong showers and thunderstorms to the region in the coming days. The Balearic Islands, for example, should expect thunderstorms with a lot of rain and also possible storm gusts on Friday.
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— Maripaz Brugos (@Maripazbrugos) March 22, 2017