Brits who have retired to sunnier climes were greeted by the first snow in years with temperatures on the island of Majorca dipping to -2C.
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Roads in the small Majorcan village of Valldemossa ground to a halt while on the mainland in Benidorm temperatures dipped below zero despite the average for January normally expected to be a balmy 17C.
Today beaches, pools and promenades were covered with a layer of snow as temperatures dipped down to just 7C in the Costa Blanca.
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