Spain and the Netherlands under orange and yellow wind codes, extreme temperatures and snow

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We are in the cold season. In theory, between December and February, Europe is in the winter season. And in winter it is cold, it snows and in some areas large amounts of snow can be deposited, in some periods it can even be frost with temperatures dropping below -20 degrees.

Codes orange and yellow in the Netherlands and Spain

On January 16, Spain and the Netherlands issued codes of orange and yellow for strong winds, extreme temperatures and snow.

Netherlands - Code snow and frost

Romanian citizens who are, transit or want to travel to the Kingdom of the Netherlands that, according to information published by the Dutch authorities, for the period 16-17 January 2021 was issued a yellow code of snow and frost. 

The snow layer can reach up to 5 cm, and on the evening of January 16, the snow can turn into light rain, which can create frost.   

According to the Dutch authorities, unfavorable weather conditions can cause delays and flight cancellations at all Dutch airports.

Spain - Orange and yellow codes of extreme temperatures and wind

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs the Romanian citizens who are, transit or intend to travel to the Kingdom of Spain that, according to the Spanish authorities, between January 16-17, 2021, the Iberian Peninsula will be affected by a polar cold wave, with temperatures up to - 12 ° C and wind gusts that will reach speeds of up to 100 km / h in some regions.

Thus, according to the forecast of the Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), codes (orange and yellow) of extreme temperatures and strong wind were issued for the following areas:   

  • Orange low temperature and strong wind alert code, as follows:
  1. Saturday, January 16, 2021, for the communities of Madrid, Aragon, the Balearic Islands, Castilla la Mancha and Catalonia;
  2. Sunday, January 17, 2021, for the communities of Madrid and Castilla la Mancha.
  • Yellow low temperature alert code, as follows:
  1. Saturday, January 16, 2021, for the communities of Castilla y Leon, Extremadura and the Valencian Community;
  2. Sunday, January 17, 2021, for the community of Aragon.

According to the Spanish authorities, the activity of Adolfo Suarez Airport in Madrid has been partially resumed since Sunday, January 10, 2021, currently being terminal operations: T1, T4 and T4s. 

Also, against the background of the abundant snows caused by the Filomena storm on the territory of the Kingdom of Spain, several roads are blocked, circulating with difficulty.

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