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Britain is preparing for more ice and freezing fog as temperatures drop to -7 ° C overnight


Britain is ready for another ice and freezing fog warning tomorrow as temperatures will drop to -7 ° C tonight after a man made the most of the wintry conditions by skiing on his Durham road.

Yellow weather warnings for ice in the north of England and Scotland remain in place on Sunday, with only the southern parts of Scotland escaping the freezing conditions that are set to last until Monday.

Temperatures are expected to drop to -7 ° C tonight in England and Wales as freezing fog lingers, while the rest of the UK is expected to see sunny stretches on Sunday with milder afternoon temperatures.

The cold conditions are expected to persist for the remainder of the week. From Tuesday, however, there will be no more weather warnings that will be cloudy and mild with rain at times in southern and central England.

It comes after a man was seen in Ferryhill, County Durham covered in snow on Friday morning.

Self-isolated Stephen O & # 39; Sullivan, 44, spotted his neighbor Darren Ankers braving the cold to go skiing down the street with his wife.

He said, "You were supposed to be going to the Alps, but it was canceled so I think they thought this was the next best thing!"

A red sunset can be seen over Gateshead, Tyne and Wear on Saturday evening as temperatures in the south of England are expected to drop to -2 ° C on Sunday morning

The cold conditions are expected to persist for the remainder of the week. From Tuesday, however, there will be no more weather warnings that will be cloudy and mild with rain at times in southern and central England. Pictured: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

The cold conditions are expected to persist for the remainder of the week. From Tuesday, however, there will be no more weather warnings that will be cloudy and mild with rain at times in southern and central England. Pictured: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

England experienced its coldest winter night to date on Saturday evening. Redesdale Camp in Northumberland recorded overnight lows of -11.1 ° C, while Scotland recorded lows of -11.6 ° C in the highlands.

The British have been warned to be careful on icy stretches, which could create difficult driving conditions in much of the UK. Injuries from slips and falls are also a risk with a cold blast from Scandinavia and the Arctic.

Temperatures in the northern parts of the UK were expected to stay as low as -9 ° C early Saturday, with more snow falling over the Pennines, North York Moors and the Highlands of Wales, the Met Office said.

The British have been warned to worry about icy roads on Saturday. Injuries from slips and falls are also a risk with a cold blast from Scandinavia and the Arctic. Pictured: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

The British have been warned to worry about icy roads on Saturday. Injuries from slips and falls are also a risk with a cold blast from Scandinavia and the Arctic. Pictured: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

Britain is ready for another ice and freezing fog warning tomorrow after England experienced its coldest winter night yet and a man skiing on a road in Durham after his holiday in the Alps was canceled

Britain is ready for another ice and freezing fog warning tomorrow after England experienced its coldest winter night yet and a man skiing on a road in Durham after his holiday in the Alps was canceled

Self-isolated Stephen O & # 39; Sullivan, 44, spotted his neighbor Darren Ankers braving the cold to ski down the street

He said, "You were supposed to be going to the Alps, but it was canceled so I think they thought this was the next best thing!"

Self-isolated Stephen O & # 39; Sullivan, 44, spotted his neighbor Darren Ankers braving the cold to ski down the street

Pictured: A couple walk their dog through heavy snow in Harrogate, North Yorkshire today after England recorded its coldest winter night yet

Pictured: A couple walk their dog through heavy snow in Harrogate, North Yorkshire today after England recorded its coldest winter night yet

Pictured: A jogger is driving through a section in East London today as there are yellow weather warnings for ice across much of the UK today

Pictured: A jogger is driving through a section in East London today as there are yellow weather warnings for ice across much of the UK today

It follows heavy snowfall that hit much of the UK on Friday, wreaking havoc on the roads as cars overturned, ambulance vehicles slid off the road and motorway traffic stalled.

The Met Office warned that some areas of northwest Scotland could be exposed to flooding over the weekend due to heavy rain that is expected to hit the area on Sunday.

Forecaster Craig Snell told MailOnline that temperatures of -5 ° C and -7 ° C are expected on the Anglo-Welsh border and the Midlands tonight. The rest of the week felt less cold and drier across the UK.

The people on the frozen pond in Inverleith Park in Edinburgh recorded lows of -11.6 ° C overnight after Scotland today.

The people on the frozen pond in Inverleith Park in Edinburgh recorded lows of -11.6 ° C overnight after Scotland today.

Pictured: A man braves sub-zero temperatures to swim in the frozen Redbrook Reservoir on Marsden Moor near Marsden in West Yorkshire today

Pictured: A man braves sub-zero temperatures to swim in the frozen Redbrook Reservoir on Marsden Moor near Marsden in West Yorkshire today

A few brave sub-zero temperatures for a swim in the frozen Redbrook Reservoir on Marsden Moor near Marsden

A few brave sub-zero temperatures for a swim in the frozen Redbrook Reservoir on Marsden Moor near Marsden

Pictured: Brits wrap themselves up warm as they walk through heavy snow on Saturday morning in Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Pictured: Brits wrap themselves up warm as they walk through heavy snow on Saturday morning in Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Pictured: Sheep lurk in snow-covered fields in Gateshead this afternoon, while snow is returning to the area this weekend in cold winter weather

Pictured: Sheep lurk in snow-covered fields in Gateshead this afternoon, while snow is returning to the area this weekend in cold winter weather

Three year old Sophie Lee is building a snowman in freezing temperatures this afternoon in Gateshead with the help of Papa Kieron

Three year old Sophie Lee is building a snowman in freezing temperatures this afternoon in Gateshead with the help of Papa Kieron

Pictured: Snow covered fields near Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, today while a cold spell lasts into the weekend

Pictured: Snow covered fields near Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, today while a cold spell lasts into the weekend

Pictured: Snowpack fields near Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham on Saturday morning

Pictured: Snowpack fields near Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham on Saturday morning

Pictured: A runner trains in a cold and foggy St. Nicholas' Park in Warwick this morning as temperatures drop to -11.1 ° C

Pictured: A runner trains in a cold and foggy St. Nicholas' Park in Warwick this morning as temperatures drop to -11.1 ° C

Pictured: A man takes a photo of thick fog at Parliament Hill lookout on Hampstead Heath in London today

Pictured: A man takes a photo of thick fog at Parliament Hill lookout on Hampstead Heath in London today

The British have been warned to be careful on icy tracks, which can create difficult driving conditions in much of the UK, with injuries from slips and falls also being a risk. Pictured: British people walk through thick fog in London today

The British have been warned to be careful on icy tracks, which can create difficult driving conditions in much of the UK, with injuries from slips and falls also being a risk. Pictured: British people walk through thick fog in London today

The colder weather will last until Monday, when temperatures are expected to hit 11 ° C in the south of England. Pictured: Hampstead Heath today

The colder weather will last until Monday, when temperatures are expected to hit 11 ° C in the south of England. Pictured: Hampstead Heath today

Pictured: British people sit on Parliament Hill on Hampstead Heath, London, in bleak conditions today as fog blankets the capital

Pictured: British people sit on Parliament Hill on Hampstead Heath, London, in bleak conditions today as fog blankets the capital

Pictured: Dung covers a park in East London this morning as temperatures in England plunge to -11.1 ° C overnight

Pictured: Dung covers a park in East London this morning as temperatures in England plunge to -11.1 ° C overnight

Heavy snow hit much of the UK on Friday and wreaked havoc on the streets as cars overturned, ambulance vehicles slid off the road and motorway traffic stalled.

The British have been told to remain cautious as they venture into the dangerous conditions brought on Friday by the cold snap. Forecasters have warned that this could be the precursor to a blanket of snow and strong winds from Siberia, as last seen as a memorable beast struck from the east in 2018.

Although strict instructions are in place across the UK – with the exception of essential work – to contain the spread of the coronavirus, drivers have been warned to be careful on the roads as temperatures plummeted.

Pictured: low temperatures overnight

Pictured: Weather warning hit in the office today

The British have been warned to beware of icy stretches, which could create difficult driving conditions in much of the UK. Injuries from slips and falls are also a risk with a cold blast from Scandinavia and the Arctic. In the picture: weather warning available

Pictured: Two women are walking a dog in Birling Gap, East Sussex today when the fog finally clears after a night below zero

Pictured: Two women are walking a dog in Birling Gap, East Sussex today when the fog finally clears after a night below zero

Pictured: A man walks past Friston Church in East Sussex on Saturday as a thick fog engulfs the morning

Pictured: A man walks past Friston Church in East Sussex on Saturday as a thick fog engulfs the morning

Pictured: People are walking outdoors on a cold, frosty morning on Wimbledon Common in London on Saturday

Pictured: People are walking outdoors on a cold, frosty morning on Wimbledon Common in London on Saturday

The government is urging people to stay home to save lives after coronavirus deaths rose in recent days

The government is urging people to stay home to save lives after coronavirus deaths rose in recent days

Pictured: A man is training at Wimbledon Common today as northern England temperatures plummeted to -11.1 ° C overnight

Pictured: A man is training at Wimbledon Common today as northern England temperatures plummeted to -11.1 ° C overnight

Pictured: Kayakers descend the River Avon on a cold and foggy morning in Warwick today

Pictured: Kayakers descend the River Avon on a cold and foggy morning in Warwick today

Forecasters assume that the cold spell will continue in large parts of Great Britain. Temperatures should stay slightly below average until next week. Pictured: Warwick Today

Forecasters assume that the cold spell will continue in large parts of Great Britain. Temperatures should stay slightly below average until next week. Pictured: Warwick Today

Pictured: Thick fog on the River Avon today as the Met Office issued yellow weather warnings for ice across much of the UK

Pictured: Thick fog on the River Avon today as the Met Office issued yellow weather warnings for ice across much of the UK

There are yellow weather warnings for ice in most of the UK this morning. Only the southern parts of Scotland evade freezing conditions, which are said to last until Monday. Pictured: Harrogate last night

There are yellow weather warnings for ice in most of the UK this morning. Only the southern parts of Scotland evade freezing conditions, which are said to last until Monday. Pictured: Harrogate last night

Temperatures are expected to stay as low as -9 ° C in the northern parts of the UK this morning. More snow is expected to fall over the Pennines, North York Moors and the Highlands of Wales, according to the Met Office. Pictured: daybreak in Dunsden, Oxfordshire today

Temperatures are expected to stay as low as -9 ° C in the northern parts of the UK this morning. More snow is expected to fall over the Pennines, North York Moors and the Highlands of Wales, according to the Met Office. Pictured: daybreak in Dunsden, Oxfordshire today

England experienced its coldest overnight winter night to date, with Redesdale Camp in Northumberland recording overnight lows of -11.1 ° C while Scotland recorded lows of -11.6 ° C in the highlands. Pictured: Dunsden, Oxfordshire

England experienced its coldest overnight winter night to date, with Redesdale Camp in Northumberland recording overnight lows of -11.1 ° C while Scotland recorded lows of -11.6 ° C in the highlands. Pictured: Dunsden, Oxfordshire

Forecaster Greg Dewhurst told MailOnline that freezing conditions from Scandinavia and the Arctic are pushing over the north and northeast of the UK. Pictured: Oxfordshire today

Forecaster Greg Dewhurst told MailOnline that freezing conditions from Scandinavia and the Arctic are pushing over the north and northeast of the UK. Pictured: Oxfordshire today

The Durham A1 was brought to a standstill yesterday with motorists suffering hours of traffic jams due to problems during the snow, including a blocked truck.

Spreaders, snow plows and salt spreaders were on the road early Friday morning to make the asphalt as safe as possible. Drivers in the northeast were told to only get on the road when absolutely necessary as the weather was causing major traffic jams.

Highways England tweeted, “We are currently monitoring heavy snowfall which is causing disruption in the Durham area. Traffic officers and spreaders patrol the area. For delays of 60 minutes on the A1M going south, we advise drivers to only travel if necessary. & # 39;

In nearby Otterburn, Northumberland, a truck skidded around a tight corner and crashed through the barriers. It is pictured coming to rest on a steep bank, sloping slightly to one side, with part of its front side damaged.

COUNTY DURHAM: The A1 in County Durham was brought to a standstill on Friday. Motorists had to endure hours of traffic jams due to problems during the snow, including a blocked truck

COUNTY DURHAM: The A1 in County Durham was brought to a standstill on Friday. Motorists had to endure hours of traffic jams due to problems during the snow, including a blocked truck

NORTHUMBERLAND: A truck tipped over this morning on the A68 in Otterburn, Northumberland, where snowy conditions prevailed on Friday

NORTHUMBERLAND: A truck tipped over this morning on the A68 in Otterburn, Northumberland, where snowy conditions prevailed on Friday

HARROGATE: In Harrogate, Yorkshire, cars and pedestrians have been seen braving snowstorm-like conditions as the snow fell on them Friday

HARROGATE: In Harrogate, Yorkshire, cars and pedestrians have been seen braving snowstorm-like conditions as the snow fell on them Friday

DERBYSHIRE: The police share the picture of overturned cars in which drivers fell victim to the icy road conditions on Friday

DERBYSHIRE: The police share the picture of overturned cars in which drivers fell victim to the icy road conditions on Friday

GATESHEAD: A romantic image saw a frosted-topped angel of the north in Gateshead appearing over an acre of snow-covered land on Friday

GATESHEAD: A romantic image saw a frosted-topped angel of the north in Gateshead appearing over an acre of snow-covered land on Friday

SOMERSET: A fire truck slid down a bank on the side of the road yesterday when it responded to a call in freezing conditions

SOMERSET: A fire truck slid down a bank on the side of the road yesterday when it responded to a call in freezing conditions

Thames Valley Police, which covers Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, said: “Please be extra careful when driving this morning as some roads may be icy. If you are driving this morning, please completely de-ice your car windows, adapt your driving to the conditions, stay away from vehicles in front and allow extra time to travel. & # 39;

The Surrey Police warned that just because the roads are paved doesn't ensure they are completely ice-free! Drive safely and be aware that black ice is possible on roads. & # 39;

Will the beast from the east be back? Forecasters note the same "warming of the stratosphere" that caused chaos in 2018

The Beast from the East was the name for the icy winds that came to Britain from Siberia in late February 2018 and were caused by the temperature jump over the Arctic.

In the cold, temperatures dropped to -10 ° C in parts of the UK, bringing snow across much of the country. The weather in Brecon Beacons National Park was so cold that an entire waterfall was frozen solid.

16 people died in winter-related deaths, including a seven-year-old girl from Loos, Cornwall, who was hit by a car that slid on ice.

The cold spell was caused by a temperature jump high above the Arctic, which meteorologists call "sudden warming of the stratosphere".

The phenomenon that usually leads to cold spells in the UK starts 30 km in the atmosphere of the high altitude jet stream, which normally flows from west to east, bringing relatively warm and humid air from the Atlantic to the UK.

A disturbance hits the jet stream, pushing its waves towards the Arctic and reversing the stream from east to west. As the air over this area is compressed, it starts to heat up.

This creates high pressure over the North Atlantic and blocks the usual mild airflow that flows into the UK from the west.

Instead, colder air is being sucked in from the east over the British Isles, resulting in colder temperatures.

The same conditions that led to snowstorms three years ago are re-emerging high up in the atmosphere.

Dr. Richard Hall, an expert on SSWs from Bristol University, said he was loading the dice or guessing the odds in favor of another blast of heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures from Siberia.

The cold snap comes from the fact that the same conditions that led to snowstorms three years ago are supposed to re-emerge high up in the atmosphere.

The Sudden Warming of the Stratosphere (SSW) event occurs when the temperature in the stratosphere increases by 50 ° C. This "reverses" the UK's wind pattern, from the warmer west in the Atlantic to the east – and into Siberia.

It can take two weeks for the effects of a pregnancy week to be felt. Such was the case with the infamous Beast from the East in February 2018, which saw much of the UK suffer from travel chaos and school closings in heavy snow.

In the cold, temperatures dropped to -10 ° C in parts of the UK, bringing snow across much of the country. The weather in Brecon Beacons National Park was so cold that an entire waterfall was frozen solid.

16 people died in winter-related deaths, including a seven-year-old girl from Loos, Cornwall, who was hit by a car that slid on ice.

Dr. Richard Hall, an expert on SSWs from Bristol University, said he was loading the dice or guessing the odds in favor of another blast of heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures from Siberia.

A study by experts from the Universities of Bristol, Exeter and Bath shows how dramatic meteorological changes over the North Pole can have serious consequences for UK weather.

During an SSW, the stratosphere – the layer six to 31 miles above the earth's surface – can increase its temperature by up to 50 ° C within a few days.

This disturbance can travel to the earth's surface through the atmosphere and cause shifts in the jet stream, the fast-moving air currents that cool Europe.

British experts examined 40 episodes of stratosphere warming over the past six decades in the latest study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research.

Dr. Hall said that one SSW is "every two years in three" and one is "at the moment". In 2018 there was an SSW event two weeks before the & # 39; Beast from the East & # 39; Brought 50 cm of snowfall.

Dr. However, Hall said only two-thirds of SSWs make it to the surface and the current one could "just wear off".

He added: “The main area of ​​impact is over Siberia, where it gets very cold and then extends west towards Europe. We're on the verge of it and so minor deviations can affect when it reaches us. & # 39;

The phenomenon that usually leads to cold spells in the UK starts 30 km in the atmosphere of the high altitude jet stream, which normally flows from west to east, bringing relatively warm and humid air from the Atlantic to the UK.

A disturbance hits the jet stream, pushing its waves towards the Arctic and reversing the stream from east to west. As the air over this area is compressed, it starts to heat up.

This creates high pressure over the North Atlantic and blocks the usual mild airflow that flows into the UK from the west.

Instead, colder air is being sucked in from the east over the British Isles, resulting in colder temperatures.

Madrid has been paralyzed by the first heavy SNOW in fifty years: the army is called in to rescue drivers in the Spanish capital, which is usually only sprinkled with snowflakes every year

By Sam Baker and Natalia Penza for MailOnline

Drivers in Madrid had to be rescued from their cars today after an unprecedented heavy snowfall from Storm Filomena wreaked havoc across Spain and stranded thousands.

The M30 and M40 motorways near the Spanish capital were among the 400 roads on which traffic was hit by heavy snowfall.

Madrid City Council urged citizens to stay home and avoid unnecessary travel due to the unusual snow storm. Ten regions, including the Spanish capital, were put on alert earlier today, with heavier snowfalls predicted.

Thousands of drivers have been trapped in their cars in the Spanish capital, Madrid, because of unprecedented snowfall

Thousands of drivers have been trapped in their cars in the Spanish capital, Madrid, because of unprecedented snowfall

The Spanish Military Emergency Unit deployed 147 soldiers to rescue drivers stranded in the snow

The Spanish Military Emergency Unit deployed 147 soldiers to rescue drivers stranded in the snow

The M-30 and M-40 motorways near the Spanish capital were among the 400 roads hit by heavy snowfall

The M-30 and M-40 motorways near the Spanish capital were among the 400 roads hit by heavy snowfall

Madrid City Council urged citizens to stay home and avoid unnecessary travel due to the unusual snow storm

Madrid City Council urged citizens to stay home and avoid unnecessary travel due to the unusual snow storm

The emergency services worked all night to rescue stranded motorists. The heavy snowfall from Storm Filomena left cars and trucks alike hanging on Spanish highways

The emergency services worked all night to rescue stranded motorists. The heavy snowfall from Storm Filomena left cars and trucks alike hanging on Spanish highways

When speaking to Spanish television (RNE) from her car, a woman said, “I drove to my husband's hospital and have been stuck here for three hours. It is a journey that should take 15 minutes. & # 39;

The Spanish military emergency unit, which deployed 147 soldiers to assist stranded drivers, tweeted, saying, "We are continuing to rescue vehicles on the A4, A5, M40 and M607 motorways."

According to the rescue services, around 1,000 trapped drivers were reached in the early hours of the morning.

Carlos Novillo, director of Madrid Emergency, described the situation as critical but added: “We are still working on reaching cars that are trapped on the M40 and M506 motorways.

According to the rescue services, around 1,000 trapped drivers were reached in the early hours of the morning

According to the rescue services, around 1,000 trapped drivers were reached in the early hours of the morning

Carlos Novillo, director of Madrid Emergency, described the situation as critical, but emergency services were still working to rescue people on the A4, A5, M40 and M607

Carlos Novillo, director of Madrid Emergency, described the situation as critical, but emergency services were still working to rescue people on the A4, A5, M40 and M607

Ten regions, including the Spanish capital, were put on alert earlier today, with heavier snowfalls predicted

Ten regions, including the Spanish capital, were put on alert earlier today, with heavier snowfalls predicted

Airport workers at Madrid's Barajas Airport are playing in the snow after flights were interrupted due to heavy snowfall in the Spanish capital

Airport workers at Madrid's Barajas Airport are playing in the snow after flights were interrupted due to heavy snowfall in the Spanish capital

The heavy snowfall from Storm Filomena completely covers this aircraft parked at Madrid's Barajas Airport, which has suspended all flights

The heavy snowfall from Storm Filomena completely covers this aircraft parked at Madrid's Barajas Airport, which has suspended all flights

"We'll reach out to everyone and help them get to safety."

Transport Minister Jose Luis Abalos added: "We are in the grip of a historic storm and obviously this is having a huge impact on traffic."

On the A4 in Madrid, the Red Cross set about delivering food packages to truck drivers who were also trapped in their vehicles because of the snow.

Meteorologists had predicted that the snowfall on Friday would reach almost 8 inches in temperatures around freezing.

On flights from Madrid's Barajas Airport, people lie on the ground waiting for news about their flights

On flights from Madrid's Barajas Airport, people lie on the ground waiting for news about their flights

Transport Minister Jose Luis Abalos added: "We are in the grip of a historic storm and obviously this is having a huge impact on traffic."

Transport Minister Jose Luis Abalos added: "We are in the grip of a historic storm and obviously this is having a huge impact on traffic."

Madrid also closed Barajas Airport on Friday night because of the chaotic weather that made flying impossible

Madrid also closed Barajas Airport on Friday night because of the chaotic weather that made flying impossible

Meteorologists had predicted that the snowfall on Friday would reach about 8 inches in temperatures around freezing

Meteorologists had predicted that the snowfall on Friday would reach about 8 inches in temperatures around freezing

Madrid also closed Barajas Airport on Friday night because of the chaotic weather that made flying impossible.

At least 50 flights to Madrid, Malaga, Tenerife and Cueta have been canceled due to the closure of the airport.

Aena, which controls all Spanish airports, tweeted: "Due to the snow forecast and for safety reasons, Madrid Barajas Airport will be closed all Saturday."

The airport shutdown came after Real Madrid's team was trapped on a runway for four hours last night before being fired.

Despite the chaos for the drivers, some people in the Spanish capital took the rare opportunity to enjoy the snowfall

Despite the chaos for the drivers, some people in the Spanish capital took the rare opportunity to enjoy the snowfall

Skiers were seen sliding through the Puerta del Sol square in central Madrid while a man was seen with his sled dogs on his way through the capital

Skiers were seen sliding through the Puerta del Sol square in central Madrid while a man was seen with his sled dogs on his way through the capital

Car salesman Javier Talanco (pictured) took his five huskies on a lap in surreal scenes after the historic snowfall left the city and looked more like Reykjavik

Car salesman Javier Talanco (pictured) took his five huskies on a lap in surreal scenes after the historic snowfall left the city and looked more like Reykjavik

In addition to the closure of the airport, Madrid City Council confirmed that all bus services in the capital have been suspended

In addition to the closure of the airport, Madrid City Council confirmed that all bus services in the capital have been suspended

Madrid City Council said that in addition to the closure of Madrid Airport, all high-speed trains between the capital and the southeastern cities of Alicante and Valencia have been suspended.

A record temperature of -35.6 degrees Celsius was measured in Vega de Lourdes in Leon, northern Spain, said the state weather agency (Aemet). The bus connections within Madrid have also been discontinued for the time being.

Despite the chaos for the drivers, some people in the Spanish capital took the rare opportunity to enjoy the snowfall.

Bullet trains to southeastern cities like Alicante and Valencia had been suspended because of the snow

Bullet trains to southeastern cities like Alicante and Valencia had been suspended because of the snow

A couple of brave people decided to go into town and fight the heavy snowfall

A couple of brave people decided to go into town and fight the heavy snowfall

Huge areas of Spain, including Madrid, were covered in a thick layer of snow after Storm Filomena wreaked havoc overnight

Huge areas of Spain, including Madrid, were covered in a thick layer of snow after Storm Filomena wreaked havoc overnight

A puppy is playing in thick snow in Madrid this morning after Storm Filomena attacked the Spanish capital

A puppy is playing in thick snow in Madrid this morning after Storm Filomena attacked the Spanish capital

A woman wrapped in warm clothing braves the heavy snowfall as she walks down a street in Madrid this morning

A woman wrapped in warm clothing braves the heavy snowfall as she walks down a street in Madrid this morning

Skiers were seen sliding through the Puerta del Sol square in central Madrid while a man was seen making his way through the capital with his sled dogs.

Car salesman Javier Talanco did a round of surreal scenes with his five huskies after the historic snowfall left the city and looked more like Reykjavik.

Javier, who practices the dog-driven sport of mushing but usually in the mountains, treated the neighbors' children on his sled after the heaviest snowfall in Madrid in at least 50 years.

Then he said: "There is snow in your blood and as soon as you saw him out the window you got nervous and didn't want to stop playing."

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