Snow hits Malaga as killer Storm Gloria is branded the ‘worst of the century’ after battering Benidorm – The Sun

SPAIN digs itself out of snow in the aftermath of Storm Gloria that claimed the lives of nine people.

The storm, which left 220,000 people in the Tarragona region without electricity on Tuesday, cruelly battered eastern Spain with high winds, heavy rain, snowfall and huge waves.


It has been dubbed as country's worst storm for 30 years.

Heavy snow and rainfall unleashed chaos, crippling transport and destroying infrastructure ⁠— mostly in the Balearic Islands and eastern regions.

Now, as the weather dies down, residents in Malaga, southern Costa del Sol, have begun to dig themselves out of the snow.

Images show the aftermath as thick snow coated vast areas of the eastern city.

Gloria is expected to let up today, but warnings are still in place in some areas.

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has since issued a stern warning to those in affected areas.

"Spain's meteorological office has issued an 'extreme risk' weather warning for the following provinces; Teruel, Albacete Murcia, Barcelona, Girona Tarragona, Valenica, Alicante and Castellon," explained an FCO spokesperson.

"High winds and snowfall may cause road closures and disruption to transport services.

"If you're in the area you should exercise caution and follow the advice of the local authorities."

If you're in the area you should exercise caution and follow the advice of the local authorities

The ferocious weather also saw winds of more than 90mph and waves reaching more than 80 feet.

Rescuers are still searching for four missing people, among them a 25-year-old Briton who was 'swept out to sea' while riding his motorbike in northern Ibiza.

Head of beach services for Barcelona in the northeast, Dani Palacious, said the storm is likely to be the "worst of this century".

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez recently tweeted his "support and solidarity" for the families of the victims and those suffering its "fatal consequences".

Many have dubbed Storm Gloria as "something out of a film".

In scarily mirror-like circumstances, its been compared to sciene fiction film The Day After Tomorrow — based on a storm which begins to plunge the entire planet into a new ice age.



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