Deadly snowstorms cause chaos across Spain


Madrid is experiencing its heaviest snowfall in 50 years.
Storm Filomena has disrupted travel across Spain.
Madrid’s main airport was shut down late on Friday and transport officials said the snowfall disrupted traffic on more than 600 roads.
But most Spaniards are embracing the freak weather.

Al Jazeera’s Charlotte Bellis reports.

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175 thoughts on “Deadly snowstorms cause chaos across Spain

  1. Elly Godelcra Reply

    Keep your pets inside, they also feel cold, have compassion !!!

    • Over Leven in Vayrac Reply

      Uhh? my dogs like snow very much. My pyrenean shepherd want to sleep outsite in the snow at minus 4 lol
      So I let him out of the house in the early morning around 5 o’clock because I think it is crazy to let him sleep all night long in that cold. But I agree with you, have compassion , but also ‘listen’ to your dog too.

    • timothy george Reply

      Leave bread crumbs out on the terrace or accessible places for birds to eat

    • tina kapoor Reply

      @timothy george best comment

    • Elly Godelcra Reply

      @Over Leven in Vayrac it seems that you take general comments personal, they are not , it’s very simple ,dogs feel cold and SHOULD NOT be sleeping outdoors with that horrible weather. This is about the best for the pets.

  2. Alijaan Ali Reply


  3. Paul Huneich Reply

    Ilove Snow .. that’s not climate change ..its nature phenomenal

  4. Frida Clarke Reply

    Send this to the puppet cowards in the uk police they would not have the balls to go to spain and arrest the spanish

  5. CrudeTruth 77 Reply

    covid 19 brought this to madrid.

  6. Rihad Alif Reply

    Heaviest Snowfall in madrid since 71. Places around the world where it’s supposed to be winter, feels hot like summer. Scientist are concern.
    People: I am so happy, its beautiful 🤦‍♂️
    People are actually dumb. And i guess they will always be like that.

    • Rihad Alif Reply

      @reysim simuladores you do realize when some abnormal natural phenomenon happens out of nowhere just in a few places its not a big thing to care about; like the 71 thing. But when unusual natural stuff starts happening all around the world one after another then obviously people should be concerned. And i would rather believe in people who have given up their whole lives to research about the environment than people who just found a random video or article in youtube or facebook made by a random person who has no clue or knowledge about the subject he/she talking.
      The environment won’t change like a 100m sprint, it will change like an endurance race.

    • reysim simuladores Reply

      @Rihad Alif Chill out random scientist. People are not sp worry about things they dont know or controll. Let them enjoy life. By the way. Do you go everywhere walking or in a bicicle? The day you use a car or a plane, all that you just say will mean nothing. Hipocresy is another quallity of humans and ignorance is bless

    • Rihad Alif Reply

      @reysim simuladores i use public transport (train – domestic travel, bus – intercity, plane – different country as no other option) and if its a short distance travel then walk
      “ignorance is a bless” 😅 yeah, can see. that

    • reysim simuladores Reply

      @Rihad Alif Man As you see I am kinda jocking here coz these last months were terrible. People use and do waht our stupid goberments say, I use combustion engines to move around, as you do, knowing we are polluting the planet, but what else can we do? I want a Tesla and solar panels. They are too expensive I am Waiting the (another 30 years) time for Fusion to finally give us all unlimited energy. I might never see that happend So instead of loosing my mind I try to live day by day with the things we can use. Cheers

    • Rihad Alif Reply

      @reysim simuladores 🤝👍

  7. kevin cvalciuc Reply

    They got hit by 2 feet of global warming!

    • Miriam Castillejo Felosa Reply


    • Darius Lezama Reply

      I do believe in global warming but they do have a winter season but Madrid is usually dry, just a bit of moisture caused this

    • kevin cvalciuc Reply

      @Darius Lezama LMAO…….moisture AND COLD….lol….typical science denier omits the only mitigating factor that causes snow.

  8. Законопослушный Гражданин Reply

    Зима👍👍👍 делайте снеговиков , стройте горки катайтесь на санях 😀 и не носите маски дышите свежим воздухом

  9. MS N Reply

    Global warming?

    • Over Leven in Vayrac Reply

      1 meter of it. More is coming next 30 years. GSM (Grand Solar Minimum) check out Oppenheimer Ranch Project, Dr Willie soon and Tony Heller for all real data.

    • Greg K Reply

      Yes. 2020 was (probably) the hottest year on record. 2016 had the record before that. And 2019 before that. 2015 before that. That doesn’t mean it can’t show in winter.

    • Monkey Master Reply

      The alarmists will try to tell you that this is actually a sign of climate change. Very little if anything can be garnered from this. Remember, serious climatologists use a *minimum* of 30 years to study climate. When looked over the long term, there has hardly been any change.

  10. Suleyman Eliyev Reply

    Короновирус менял климать Планета земля ажывается 600 400 лет назад был ледниковый периуд токда жывые сушество и челавека мало было И Северный полюс был другом полюсе

  11. MyAcer20 Reply

    meanwhile in the nederlands no snow XD

    • Momon Reply

      Same here in Germany. I’m only about 80km from Denmark and I have yet to see ANY snow this winter!

    • atahualpa atahualpa Reply

      But in Central- Northern Spain snow every year and its veeeeery cold u have 38 ski spa centers in Spain. So….its normal

  12. Aziz Aziz Reply

    World : Climate change…..Welcome….. You can sit next to Covid19… Hey Covid19….. move….. Give climate change some space….

  13. ANDREW Garcia Reply

    Deadly snow and now deadly spike in virus…why get out in huge groups.

    • KingSkyliner Reply

      because of 99% survival rate you moronn

  14. Izoto Reply

    Madrid is a very pretty city.

  15. Amy Chavez Reply

    A good chance to have fun in one way, but stay safe in this time of pandemic.

  16. haych Reply

    Amazing, wish I was there!

  17. F F Reply

    save the best for the last, hahahaha 🤣

  18. Manik Kalore Reply

    This is like in those Doomsday movies.. 😟😕

  19. Michael Griffin Reply

    so natural ! particularly the the inability to breath normally.

  20. Glen Kelly Reply

    How dare you

  21. A N D R E Y Reply

    Take those masks off. They are only good to keep you poor.

  22. iTsM4rV1n Reply

    And then here Netherlands still no snow 😂😂

  23. Michael Cain Reply

    God loves the Spanish, there’s a reason The Zohar was born there.

  24. PG trojka Reply

    MUUUUCH better than 20 days of rain non stop like in my city in southeastern Europe. We are going crazy by now…

  25. tina kapoor Reply

    Build houses for all the stray feral wild animals and homeless needy humans. At most risk are cold blooded animals such as reptiles amphibians marine animals insects who cannot tolerate cold weather at all. So many marine creatures were frozen to death in pond lake and ocean last year in some Country I forgot the name( sorry) 3 crocodile were found frozen to death seagulls swan fish were all frozen dead and in another place 18 elephants deer sheep tigers birds were found frozen to death.

    • catalick converta Reply

      Thats cuz they dont belong in a zoo

  26. Sukai Penn Reply


  27. mantoman marking Reply

    Looool they really think they got a lot of snow 😂😂😂🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

    • mantoman marking Reply

      @José Manuel D we get that every few days we have something called “snow squalls” check it out. It’s neat.

    • José Manuel D Reply

      @mantoman marking I don’t doubt it. But again 50-60 cms of snow is quite a bit

    • atahualpa atahualpa Reply

      Yes the miracle of Spain is u can go to beach 300 km to the south and having sun…

    • mantoman marking Reply

      @José Manuel D true

    • mantoman marking Reply

      @atahualpa atahualpa that’s very interesting geography

  28. Jason Ashley Reply

    Lucky buggers have fun Madrid

  29. courtney young Reply

    Absolutely Beautiful

  30. sneksnekitsasnek Reply

    what next? snow in cyprus?

    • mcrsal Reply

      FYI: it snows in Spain. We have mountains and cold temperatures in winter. Spain is much more than Ibiza or the Canaries 🤦🏼‍♂️

    • sneksnekitsasnek Reply

      @mcrsal no one cares

    • leonsio green Reply

      @sneksnekitsasnek your mother

    • Mad in Madrid Reply

      You cared enough to respond!

    • Crafter 1246 Reply

      global cooling

  31. iammora Reply

    While here in Amsterdam waiting for the snow to fall but nada. 😕

    • Juan Morales Reply

      habla en espanol,cateto.

    • Maria Ingrid Atillo Reply

      Nada nada?

    • Tximeleta Reply

      @Juan Morales dios, no nos hagas pasar vergüenza, idiota.

  32. Steve E Reply

    Spain on day 1 of snow “yaaayyy!”

    Spain on day 7 “ok wtffff”

    • Nauta Comio Reply

      Well this works for Madrid city but not for Spain.
      There are lots of places in Spain full of snow the whole winter.

    • nelutu Reply

      The melting is coming…

  33. gary Osborne Reply

    So much for global warming.

  34. Amari7 Reply

    Hi from Russia(siberya)👍😀

    • 2kool4myskool Reply

      Amari7 Hi from Spain(iberia)👍😀

    • Tximeleta Reply

      @2kool4myskool 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  35. Sir. Joshua Ra'Ne. Doebler Reply


  36. Leni Salomon Reply

    Enjoy with the snow but keep safe everyone 🥰😘❤🙏

  37. Reet Daft Wat Reply

    The 2 things the left are trying to control us with come together, Climate change🙄 & an invisible DEADLY virus, neither of which do we really know exist & even if they did😉🤫 we can’t do 4uk all about anyway. So, live YOUR life, not your Governments.

  38. cano malo Reply

    Hospitals are so over crowded that she slept in a hospital bed? Thought they were all filled

    • cano malo Reply

      No,hospitals don’t supply “hospital beds” they supply cots for staff when they are in a plan A scenario….true they have placed for them to sleep.That’s not what she stated

  39. serxio doblebb Reply

    Madrid is 1000 meters above sea level, it is one of the world’s capital cities at the highest altitude, winters are cold but it is very rare for it to snow because it is almost always sunny

    • The Mechanic Tangerine Reply

      640 meters. Still the highest Eutopean capital city.

    • Danonino nino Reply

      You’re wrong. Madrid is not 1.000 meters on the sea level. It’s between 600 – 700 ms.

    • The Ottoman Empire WWI Reply

      Wrong it’s not 1000 meters

    • serxio doblebb Reply

      @The Ottoman Empire WWI 700m sorry

  40. Ross Thayne Reply

    Where is Thunberg now .. with her Global Warming .. ha ha

  41. Asteroid X Reply

    Snow in Spain. Foggy Sun in Oregon. Who woulda. Thunk It.

    • Asteroid X Reply

      Tree branches snapping under water ?

    • Asteroid X Reply

      Looks beautiful. hrmphh.

    • Asteroid X Reply

      we can build it. If not.

    • Asteroid X Reply

      beware the freezing at night. Makes travel impossible.

  42. Redjetsen Reply

    Where is Greta?

    • atahualpa atahualpa Reply

      Under the snow

  43. Mr PheNoM3noN Reply

    i never knew it snows ther

    • José Manuel D Reply

      Snow is quite normal in winter in North Spain. In Madrid it snows sometimes in winter but not this much. However we have mountains close to Madrid with snow every year until May with popular ski resorts

    • Fernando Solano Reply

      From now on, you know it

    • reysim simuladores Reply

      MAdrid has Sky resorts opened 2 months a year, But this snow is not like the kind Madrid has every year which is litle and it doesnt stay for a day. Just in the montains

  44. Oskar Google Reply

    For those who do not know, in Spain it is normal for it to snow every year, it is the second most mountainous country in Europe, and the entire northern half of the country is snowed every year. What happens is that in the city of Madrid it is strange to see such a heavy snowfall, but Spain is a country of snow.

    • Mahardhika Amarullah Reply

      What about southern Spain? Andalusia and Algarve in Portugal? Is there snow in there? Are these places semi desert, arid places?

    • Ian Robb Reply

      @get2rog s

    • Tom k.williams Reply

      Spain is a country of snow …have a day off 😁😁😁😁

    • Paculus Reply

      ​@Mahardhika Amarullah im from the south and here snows every winter but in other parts of the south that are less
      mountainous it snows rarely but here in granada snows a lot and all the mountains that sorround usally stay snowy and there is a lot of towns that the snows is during all winter like: pradollano, trevelez , pampaneira, capileira , bubion , pitres and others…

    • The Black Freighter Tattoo Co Reply

      @Mahardhika Amarullah not on the South of Spain…Only on Portugal’s highest mountain,it rarely snows there.However these places do get very cold still and plenty of rain in the winter.

  45. TheNineThrees Reply

    Laughs in Toronto

    • Raven Z Reply

      Bitc, I’m from Siberia ish..

  46. KeepIt 100 Reply

    Snow is indeed magical! 😃❄️

  47. bostongirlsandy Reply

    I didn’t even know that it could snow on the Iberian peninsula.

    • atahualpa atahualpa Reply

      hahahahahahahaha Iberian Peninsula has 38 ski spa centers and in Northern Spain u have cityes more cold than Boston (Burgos, León, Ávila, Victoria)

    • bostongirlsandy Reply

      @atahualpa atahualpa Thanks for your reply.

    • Carl R. Reply

      I thought the same with Turkey, but yes it snows too there.

    • atahualpa atahualpa Reply

      @bostongirlsandy u r wellcome….to Spain but dont forget the coat if u come in winter specially the center-northern country or probably u die of hipothermia

  48. Wim van der Kuijl Reply


  49. Harley Quinn Reply

    Global warming is getting out of hand.

  50. I C U Reply

    It starts with fun and ends with underlying health conditions 🤔

  51. atahualpa atahualpa Reply

    0:36 is incredible for me the most beauty city in Europe. Breathtaking the architecture of Madrid streets look like Paris other look like New York. Amazing city

  52. j.m s. Reply

    global warming !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Ed P Reply

      it’s global cooling. it’s snow not rain.

  53. hansonel Reply

    Good to see Madridano’s playing in the snow after enduring one of the hardest years in recent history cooped up inside

    • Christian Figueroa Reply


    • Deirdre Mangan Reply

      God Bless! Madrilenos from Ireland,

    • Ana Casanova Reply

      Jajaja, madrileños .
      No Madridanos jajaja😁😀🇪🇸

  54. Simon Reply

    ❄️Snow: Hola! Come out to play…
    🦠Coronavirus: Splutters & puts coffee down. Virus siren goes off at covid hq. Another easy target crowd, c’mon.

  55. get2rog Reply

    Don’t let climate radicals know. Poor Greta might have a nervous breakdown. Oh and why haven’t her parents and their cohorts been jailed for child abuse.

  56. NEWONE Newlife Reply

    Repent repent for your sins turn to jesus christ JESUS COMING SOON!!! Be converted biblical!!!

    • Chris Carrasquilla Reply

      Lol, you’re crazy.

    • NEWONE Newlife Reply

      @Chris Carrasquilla same back to you when see coming Jesus coming with all holy Angels from heaven hope you be live and safe ,hope you don’t be destroyed by brightness or receive those plagues dropped so heavy that you never seen before then you remember me Repent repent for to late have a nice day

  57. fred grove Reply

    Will the Madrid residents still love the snow , when no trucks can deliver supplies to the shops etc ?

  58. platin heart Reply

    Snow in germany.
    Policemen destroy snowmen!

    • Tximeleta Reply

      Ohhhh they are dead inside 🥺

  59. ALKEBULAN GREAT HOLY LAND great africa Reply

    Ice spicies

  60. Ric419 Reply

    I miss snow like this in NYC

  61. Eddie De Leon Reply

    always the capital, probably reminds their childhood experiences where time is worry free a sigh of relief, don’t need to travel

    • Eddie De Leon Reply

      number of atoms theory, clean environment

  62. XAVI68S Reply

    Madrid looks amazing white

  63. Flame zodiac Reply

    This wouldn’t happen in the uk people are boring and miserable hag faces 24/7

  64. Guimelaleph aleph Reply

    Cool! Yeeees the world is getting their Seasons Back thanks to lock dowm Halleluyah for Storm Filomena in Madrid Spain!.

  65. Ericka Norris Reply

    Of course it is …………………….GLOBAL WARMING…………………………..

  66. Prasanth Paul Reply

    Global warming 😳😑

  67. Gary Reply

    I can’t believe they’re wearing masks OUTSIDE!?!? Am I the only person in the f***ing world that sees what is WRONG with this picture? I bet their hospitals have been empty for months–and not because of masks. What a bunch of suckers.

    • Marc Aranda Reply

      No, we have one of the highest rates of infection in europe. We have 70.000 deads with a population of only 46 milions

  68. Emil Cioran Reply

    The planet is warming


  69. Lori Touma Reply

    So exciting the snow is! Makes the city magical!

  70. ty white Reply

    Global Warming?

  71. Josh Tri Reply

    Take ya masks off you dickheads!

  72. Fatima Tunga Reply

    1:44 Malaska means your unlucy.

  73. David Burgess Reply

    Did you see that car with its REAR wheels spinning? Must be a German make!

  74. Therry KEASBERRY Reply

    Not only Madrid! !

  75. Sakeeb Rahman Reply

    When people celebrate global warming

  76. Quincy Ileh Reply

    Wow it’s snowed in africa , cause Spain is so hot it like Africa’s heat if not more , and I am sure it never snowed in other places in Spain many years ago

    • Gerlautam R. Reply

      It snows every year in Spain, but in Madrid it doesn’t snow like this.Hope you can understand the point.

    • reysim simuladores Reply

      Spain is hot in July and Agost, Not Africa at ll. In Summer north Spain is cool and nice

    • Danonino nino Reply

      You don’t have any idea what are you talking about, sir. Spain’s so hot….in summer. Now you can go to drink some sangría and a paella with chorizo. Amén.

  77. Appuz Wish Reply

    Nature is changing…
    Earth is changing…

  78. मै हिन्दू लंड पुजारी शिवलंड Reply

    Very sad here temperature is 5 degree no snow still we hate cold

  79. Secwet Only Reply

    I don’t understand. Did this happen recently? Why are the people not maintaining social distancing? Don’t they have protocols or something?

  80. Lord Askia mohanmend Reply

    I didn’t see chaos.

  81. The Conscientious Objector Reply

    Oh noes the global warming goblin Greta will not be happy

  82. four tails Reply

    People : Yippy snow ! 😊
    Covid : Yippy lots of people together out in the cold ….🙄

    • KingSkyliner Reply

      99% survival rate

    • four tails Reply

      @KingSkyliner tell that to the families of that 1%

  83. Leo Reply

    A sign of Frostpunk?

  84. 37375 Reply

    I hope the people have enough warm clothes and housing and heaters.

  85. geo Reply

    around world people going more stupid again again again that’s the plan globalist when they praying in bohemian Grove they praying like this more fools in this world

  86. Sen Le Reply

    2 weeks later… covid cases in Madrid rises…no one knows why…

    • Tximeleta Reply

      Christmas celebrations , not this.

  87. shanu Sha Reply

    Yup better weather came back after a priod of lock down for the past 10 months, carbon foot print decreased half so nature bring back suprise to us😃

  88. adlerzwei Reply

    The day after tomorrow.

  89. Eric Reply

    Must be the result of global warming.

  90. lmw lmw Reply

    It must be global warming……………

  91. Mani Thangavalu Reply

    So much so for global warming!
    Greta thundberg eat your heart out.
    Let’s see what you have under your sleeves this time.🌫️🌪️☃️⛄🏔️❄️🌀🌊🌬️🌬️🌁🌀🌊❄️🌪️🌪️

  92. Silvia Logan Reply

    The snow in Madrid, Spain looks just like Ottawa, Canada where I live.

  93. CARLOS RUIZ Reply

    -35.8° in León province (Picos de Europa mountains). -20° in villages Soria, Guadalajara and Teruel

  94. zoll z Reply


  95. Jesus G Reply

    !!! Viva Madrid!!!

  96. Kiyoone Reply

    Yeah… and COVID magically go away

  97. RobertRod818 Reply

    Spaniards are fun, and are enjoying the snow

  98. Matt Duckett Reply

    Ah I love the Spanish!
    If that was the UK the police would be issuing you all covid fines and arresting you at the moment 🤣😂👍

  99. Daily my childhood Reply

    haha,don’t care corona 😅

  100. Gente dernak Reply

    Happy for snow could never be me😑😑😑😑

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