Heavy snow causes disruption in Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and Mallorca

Mallorca experienced its heaviest snowfall in more than five years on Monday, with 7 centimeters settling in Fornalotex and -2.4C recorded in the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range.

The Palma Meteorological Office said Monday that heavier snow is expected on Wednesday, with up to 10 centimeters falling in some areas.

In a tweet from El Racó Balear de la Meteorologia (Balearic Meteorological Corner), it is reported that snow has settled in Mallorca at more than 500 metres, and in Ibiza at between 250 and 300 metres.

Several regions in Italy are also facing severe weather alerts due to snowfall and freezing conditions, such as in Le Marche and Emilia Romagna, where an orange alert was issued due to weather posing a threat to people and property.

Rai’s La Vita in Diretta reports that there are also alerts for Abruzzo, Basilicata, Campania, Calabria, Molise, Puglia and Umbria, and avalanche danger in the Lombardy Alps and Veneto Dolomites.

Slovenia, Croatia and Austria were also affected by the snowstorms, causing power outages along with road and school closures in some areas, such as Carinthia in Austria, where 5,000 families were left without power.

It comes after some ski resorts in the northern Alps and the French Pyrenees were forced to close earlier this month due to a lack of snow.

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