• It is the first time in the history of Spain that eleven provinces are simultaneously placed on red alert due to such freezing temperatures.

Eleven provinces in the centre and northeast of the peninsula have been put on red alert this Tuesday due to the exceptional nature of the temperatures and the ‘extreme risks’ to the population.

In Ávila, Segovia, Burgos, Soria, Zaragoza, Teruel, Guadalajara, Cuenca, Albacete, Toledo and Madrid, historical lows will be recorded throughout the day, reaching -16ºC in some areas.

In addition, 41 other provinces are on alert for minimum temperatures, while thermometers will drop below 0ºC in a large part of the country, except for most of the coastal areas and the Canary and Balearic Islands.

At 8:30 this morning, La Vasequilla in Guadalajara registered -33.6 degrees and in Monteaguado del Castillo (Teruel) it was -28.3 degrees. Freezing and extreme temperatures were also collected in Babia (León) with -24.5 degrees, Arganda del Rey (Madrid) with -15.6 degrees or Burgo de Osma (Soria) with -14.8 degrees, among other locations shown on the attached table:

In fact, this Tuesday could become the coldest day during the last 100 years in some parts of Spain.

In the rest of the country, a predominance of slightly cloud expected, although with intervals of low clouds in the morning in the east of Castilla y León, north of the Iberian system, the Pyrenees and the Balearic Islands.

There is the possibility of freezing fog at dawn in areas of Castilla y León and Valle del Tajo. In fact, the provinces of Burgos, León, Palencia, Segovia, Soria, Valladolid and Zamora will have yellow warnings for the risk of fog.

The Main image shows AEMET map with the provinces in red, orange and yellow alert