Warning of snow and 100kmh winds

27th November 2003, Comments 0 comments

27 November 2003, MADRID - A warning went out Thursday of gale-force winds and heavy snow in many parts of Spain.

27 November 2003

MADRID - A warning went out Thursday of gale-force winds and heavy snow in many parts of Spain.

The General Civil Protection Office said there could be 100km per hour winds and snowfalls of up to 10cm over the 24 hours in some parts of the country.

The areas worst affected could be Asturias, Cantabria, the Basque Country, Castilla and León, Navarra, Aragón, Catalonia and Andalucía.

Even the Balearic Islands could get a taste of the bad weather which is expected to hit Spain.

Forecasts from National Meteorological Institute in Asturias and Cantabria said there will be winds of between 90 and 100 km per hour.

Up to 10 cm of snow is expected to fall in these two areas over the next 24 hours.

The same freak weather could hit Huesca, in the province of Aragon in eastern Spain, with up to 10cm of snow predicted over the next day.

Snowfalls were expected to be much slighter in the provinces of Castilla and Leon, with only 3cm predicted over the next day.

In Catalonia and in the Balearic Island of Majorca winds will reach up to 100km per hour.

The same strong winds were predicted in the Andalusian provinces of Jean and Almeria.

The unusually bad weather has brought restrictions on shipping on Spain's Mediterranean coast.

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Subject: Spanish news

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