Mallorca was hit by its heaviest snowfall in more than five years on Monday, with 7 centimeters of fall in Fornalutx and a temperature of -2.4 degrees Celsius recorded in the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range.
The Palma Met Office said on Monday even heavier snow was expected on Wednesday, with up to 10 centimeters falling in some areas.
In a tweet from El Racó Balear de la Meteorologia (The Balearic Corner of Meteorology), snow would have settled in Mallorca above 500 meters, and in Ibiza between 250 and 300 meters.
Several regions in Italy are also facing extreme weather warnings due to snowfall and freezing conditions, such as in Marche and Emilia-Romagna, where an orange alert has been issued due to weather conditions threatening people. and goods.
Rai’s La Vita in Diretta reports that there are also alerts in Abruzzo, Basilicata, Campania, Calabria, Molise, Puglia and Umbria, and a risk of avalanches in the Lombard Alps and Venetian Dolomites .
Slovenia, Croatia and Austria were also hit by snowstorms, causing power outages as well as road and school closures in some areas, such as Carinthia in Austria, where 5,000 households found without electricity.
It comes after some ski resorts in the Northern Alps and French Pyrenees were forced to close earlier this month due to a lack of snow.
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