After arriving throughout the center of the week, Storm Filomena has made its presence felt within the Iberian Peninsula. The potent winter storm has lashed coastal areas of Spain and Portugal with heavy windswept rain, whereas additionally inflicting journey complications by unleashing heavy snow.
As of Friday morning native time, rainfall totals of 1-Three inches have been reported because the storm’s arrival, creating areas of flash flooding and journey disruptions throughout Andalucia.
Whereas many flights remained on schedule regardless of the stormy circumstances on the finish of the week, quite a few flights have been cancelled on the airport in Ceuta, Spain, the place 7.32 inches have fallen from Wednesday to Friday morning.
As precipitation pushed farther north into Wednesday night time and Thursday, it bumped into colder air over central and northern Spain and transitioned into freezing rain, sleet and in some areas simply snow.
Journey circumstances started to deteriorate throughout parts of Spain on Thursday and Friday as snow and ice accrued. On Friday morning, Albacete reported 5.51 inches of snow. Simply west, Balazote reported a staggering 11.81 inches.
As of late Friday afternoon, the Directorate Common of Visitors experiences that 360 roads have been impacted by the storm. Dozens of secondary roads have been closed, whereas different roadways require chains on tires or prohibit vehicles.