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Our family in Madrid (closer to the sierra) sent us some video of their garden and them all having fun in drifts of over half a metre.
They get some snow most years but this is exceptional.
As in the UK, the weather extremes are given friendly names; this one is Filomena.
Records apparently have to go back half a century to match today's weather.
The lad, and family, in East Riding, say it's nippy but bright.
About the same in our part of Spain, but Madrid area well below freezing; apparently the records show last time at those temps was a hunded years ago.
Silliness persists in Madrid, but here, you will all be thrilled to know, that, after a quite silly start to the day, things are a little saner.
Car was coated with an iron white crust this morning, so sparked it up and left it to clear itself; enclosed gated car park in the wilds so very little risk of an opportunist jumping in and driving off.
Our chap arrived and as we have a permiso (permit) to burn, warmed things up with piles of prunings being reduced to ash.
Sun shining, and little breeze, so the indicated temp close to zero mattered not.
By afternoon, the recent snow and brass monkeys at our altitude were a disolved dream.
Predicted to be all back to normal by the weekend; we shall see!