Costa Blanca and Majorca covered in snow for first time in years

The 'White Coast' is living up to its name for the wrong reasons...

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Snow hits Spain for first time in years


Expats who thought they had left behind the cold British winter and moved to Spain were in for a shock this week when Majorca and Benidorm were covered in a blanket of snow.

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.

Credits: Geoff Robinson Photography

Geoff Robinson Photography

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