Almeria cold weather warning

Residents of Almeria are being urged to wrap up warm this weekend as the Siberian cold snap reaches Southern Spain.

Spains Met office, AEMET, predicts although weather is expected to remain dry, temperatures in Almeria will plunge to below zero in many towns overnight tonight (Thursday) remaining cold for the whole weekend.

The coldest day is expected to be Saturday when the following lows are forecasted: Velez-Rubio (-2C), Albox (-2C), Vera (-1C), Mojacar (0C), Garrucha (0C), and Pulpi (-1C).

Charity ‘Age UK’ has warned people to wrap up warm as the cold can kill, especially the elderly. There are hundreds, possibly thousands, of elderly Expats living inland in Malaga Province who are vulnerable.

Michelle Mitchell, charity director general at Age UK said: “Low temperatures raise blood pressure which puts people at a greater risk of heart attacks and strokes as well as increasing the likelihood and severity of flu and other respiratory problems.”

People are advised to check local weather forecasts on Spectrum FM radio (92.6FM) or via the internet, these can be seen in English on Spain’s met office website www.aemet.es (click on the word ‘welcome’ on the top right).

An icy cold weather front originating in Siberia (Russia) has caused thermometers to drop as low as -33C in some parts of Europe where dozens have been killed, mainly Ukraine and Poland. Yesterday (Wednesday) there were severe weather warnings in parts of Britain.

Temperatures in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia fell to -20C, the lowest recorded in 50 years.

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