Unusually snowy, cold winter in Spain

Old Jan 11th, 2010, 12:28 AM
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Unusually snowy, cold winter in Spain

Just a heads up for the travellers I have seen coming here this winter. Be sure to check the weather and road conditions as if this week repeats itself, even some public transportation has been unable to function.

Over 100 roads were closed, some parts of major highways.

People were cross country skiing on the beaches of San Sebastian, and clicking photos madly of Sevilla completely under snow.

We hope the snow and ice disappear across the nation.. in spite of its postcard beauty.

Enjoy Spain in the winter.. but with additional caution this year!
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Old Jan 11th, 2010, 12:56 PM
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You can check up on road conditions at any time of the year. On the government website. It even gives details of queues; roadworks etc.
http://www.dgt.es/portal/es/informac...s/incidencias/
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Old Jan 11th, 2010, 03:11 PM
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Hi lincasanova - We have been following the terrible weather in Europe. What an upset for so many people. I hope you are keeping warm and dry. I had an email from Eduardo (our guide in March 2008), whom you met briefly in Valencia and he was saying this past few weeks in Aix, where he lives has been very challenging.

I can imagine people with plans for a warm weather break, are wondering where they can go to get warm.

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Old Jan 11th, 2010, 04:49 PM
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Global Warming any one?
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Old Jan 11th, 2010, 06:43 PM
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Our cousins just sent pictures from Galicia and even though the winters are cold snow is even rare there. Santiago was at a standstill, they were not prepared.

But snow in Sevilla?
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Old Jan 11th, 2010, 07:00 PM
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Remember, they were swimming in the bay in San Sebastian in 80 degree weather in late October and Galicia was warm and comfortable, with blue skies until mid-November.
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Old Jan 12th, 2010, 12:02 AM
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I wonder if dutyfree was/is able to get back after her jaunt in central Spain with her son. Hundreds of MAD flights have been cancelled. Not expected to lighten up until Thursday or Friday. Our son got in yesterday by miracle with only a 4 hour delay MAD-VLC!

So many roads were closed.. even some highways due to the huge dumps.

Malaga covered in snow.. most fo the costa blanca.. unbelievable!
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no sign of snow on costa de la luz sadly...our boys are desperate for it. instead we have rain and more rain. started properly one month ago yesterday and we've had maybe seven rain-free days in that time. and another week to come (at least). still, the pantanos are filling up nicely
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yes, absolutely it's "global warming" which should really be called "climate change". The global warming term confuses people. Climate change is a reality as shown by not only the weather in Europe but the harsh winter we are experiencing here in the U.S. as well. But here's a link for more info:

http://www.nasa.gov/worldbook/global...worldbook.html

"Extreme weather conditions might become more frequent and therefore more damaging. Changes in rainfall patterns could increase both flooding and drought in some areas. More hurricanes and other tropical storms might occur, and they could become more powerful."

Stay warm and dry our European friends!!
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