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Record Low Temperature In Spain Today

January 6, 2021

By Paul Homewood


 The storm ‘Filomena’ leaves the lowest temperature ever recorded in the Iberian Peninsula: –34.1C



Temperatures in Spain this winter are reaching maximum levels. This week has been very cold, with frosts in much of Spain even in areas very close to the coast. The early morning of this Wednesday was marked by intense cold and snowfall. The thermometers show such low figures that the temperature at the Clot de la Llança (Alto Aneu) weather station stands out: – 34.1 degrees.

It is the lowest temperature in the Iberian Peninsula since there are records. Information provided by the Parc Natural de l’Alt Pirineu (managed by Meteo Pirineo and Meteo Valls d’Àneu). And it has also been confirmed by AEMET. This temperature, 34.1 degrees below zero, is a record since the last time something similar was recorded was on February 2, 1956 with -32.0ºC in Estany-Gento, in the province of Lleida,


This new record low was set in the Pyrenees:




  1. bobn permalink
    January 6, 2021 7:02 pm

    We did forecast it, so no surprise.

  2. January 6, 2021 7:17 pm

    Next in the forecast for Spain is snow.

  3. Penda100 permalink
    January 6, 2021 7:20 pm

    I doubt we will hear about it on the BBC. Or if we do it will be an extreme weather event caused by CO2 and AGW – clear evidence of the Climate Emergency?

    • John Palmer permalink
      January 6, 2021 7:32 pm

      Not at all, P100. It’s “exactly what we’d expect from Global Warming™ now that we call it Climate Change®. It’s not merely a name-change, but an altogether more flexible and fluid concept much better suited to our needs”
      Sarc off….

  4. January 6, 2021 7:27 pm

    This morning here in Valencia it was 0 degrees C for a short while. Not unprecedented but unusual.

  5. donald penman permalink
    January 6, 2021 8:04 pm

    This was in the Pyrenees at 2300m elevation although they said the lowest temperatures were in the valleys , by comparison we had -3c at 2m in Lincoln recently.

    • donald penman permalink
      January 6, 2021 8:39 pm

      Sorry 8m

  6. Devoncamel permalink
    January 6, 2021 10:08 pm

    A weather event, that’s all. There will be others.

  7. MrGrimNasty permalink
    January 6, 2021 10:26 pm

    Well SSW happened, now wait a few weeks to see if it results in cold for us.

    • Devoncamel permalink
      January 6, 2021 10:41 pm

      MGN – You’d have thought all these harbingers of climate doom could forecast it seeing how they seem certain of 80 years hence.

  8. January 7, 2021 1:08 am

    No doubt the usual morons will come out with some illogical, half-baked response to what is essentially the obvious, that cannot be challenged! Their determination to prove the unprovable is only exceeded by their collective stupidity!

  9. January 7, 2021 9:32 am

    We need to see weather trends or patterns, otherwise it may look like juvenile cherrypicking of the ‘look how hot it is at Heathrow today’ (therefore humans are changing the climate) variety.

  10. MrGrimNasty permalink
    January 7, 2021 10:03 am

    Always risky eye-balling a graph for trends, but this graph from a comment at WUWT of temps. at Mauna Loa seems to suggest a max. temp warming trend that has stabilized, even declined marginally for a decade, but more interestingly the extreme min. temps seem to be getting lower – which is contrary to what is supposed to be happening.

    The lowest temp. recorded in the UK -27.2C has occurred on 3 occasions, the most recent 1995 (1895 & 1982). Probably fair to say a lot of various minimum temperature records in the UK date from 1981 and 1982.

  11. January 7, 2021 10:07 am

    Glad I’m not there.
    I lived there for time.
    Out in Salamanca
    Universedad de Salamanca.
    The weather was just fine back then.

  12. Tim Spence permalink
    January 7, 2021 12:30 pm

    This has been going on all winter actually, early snows in the Pyrenees, Sierra Nevada and also El Teide, the volcano on Tenerife. In November there were heavy snows in Sierra Nevada, Granada and also across Almeria which is a desert.

    Since Christmas the ski stations in Granada had to close in the mornings to de-ice the ski lifts.

    Just over a week ago a snow plough was swept away by an avalanche, both crew were outside the vehicle trying to de-ice it and emergency services are still searching for one body. The car behind it was also swept away.

    This Filomena was expected to hit another front coming from the south, dump some snow and then fizzle out but Filomena won the battle and continued southward dumping another load on Almeria and Granada.

  13. Carbon500 permalink
    January 7, 2021 1:36 pm

    Vapour trails and the tiny visible aeroplane at the front are at around 30-40,000 feet, and it’s something like -40C up there.
    Food for thought!

  14. donald penman permalink
    January 7, 2021 4:24 pm

    I once went on a coach trip to Rome and the long straight roads were very boring but passing Milan I noticed clouds going past on the same level as me.

  15. January 8, 2021 4:18 pm

    -2.1 degrees lower than the previous record. That is a significant change. Is that a new station I wonder?

    Strange that the Met Office and our heroes in the BBC have not thought it worth a mention when at the same time the Met Office feels it DOES have a reason to comment effusively on events elsewhere in the world when the new questionable “record” is 0.1deg higher than the previous questionable record!

    A +2.1 degrees increase on an existing record would have half the lovies from the BBC and the Guardian in hospital because of hyperventilation caused by trying to cram as many shrill words of doom and climatageddon into a single sentence as they can!

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