On January 12, Tuesday, Spain recorded its lowest temperature in winter after a snowstorm. Molina de Aragón (known as the Spanish Siberia) and Teruel have a recorded temperature of -25 degrees Celcius, whereas Madrid fell to -16C. Aside from the drop in temperature, the snow left by snowstorm Filomena on central Spain turned to ice on the affected area’s main roads, disrupting transportation.

Winter in Spain is normally mild and bearable, but a large quantity of snow and ice has been recorded for this year’s winter season in the country. Moreover, Molina de Aragón’s -25C is said to be Spain’s coldest recorded temperature for the past 20 years. Officials have also received a surge of emergency calls from the locals, so they have warned the elderly to stay indoors until the snow and ice have been cleared. According to El País Daily, a Spanish newspaper, 1,300 snow removal vehicles were able to push snow 12,100 kilometers away from roads to keep them ice-free.