A large snow spill has forced the closure of the Spanish ski resort of Sierra Nevada.

About 15 cm of snow fell at the Sierra Nevada Station (Sierra Nevada Station) in the early hours of this Wednesday.

Around noon, the site announced it had closed and sent another warning later in the afternoon saying the site would remain closed for the rest of the day due to “continuing adverse weather conditions.”

Sierra Nevada Snow Dumping
In a short time about 15 cm of snow fell.

The province of Granada is under an orange warning due to the risk of snowfall.

It comes as storms Fien and Gerard hit Spain this week bringing strong winds, heavy snow, rain and storm surge.

Fien has brought an air mass from the Arctic and temperatures have plummeted, with the storm continuing through Friday, according to the Aemet weather service.

sierra nevada snowfall
Residents across Granada trembled last night.

The residents of Granada trembled last night, but especially those of Viznar, where a night minimum of -3.5 degrees was recorded.

Other cold minimums during the night were registered in Dollar in Granada with -0.7 degrees, Vélez Blanco-Topares in Almería with -0.2 degrees and Villarrodrigo in Jaén, where the mercury dropped to only 0.1 degrees.

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