Two roads closed due to snow accumulation, in Las Menas and Bacares, and three require the use of chains at the moment.
The orange alert for snowfall remains active in the Almanzora Valley and Los Vélez, until zero o’clock tonight.
This Monday we have noticed a notable drop in temperatures in the north of the province, especially in the highlands, which have not exceeded 8 degrees maximum.
Snow in places where it is not even that common, as is the case of the hamlet of Hijate, in Alcóntar, where they have dawned with a thin layer of snow. A white blanket that covered everything, as shown in the photo that accompanies this information, and that a few hours later disappeared, as it has not stopped raining all morning.
It snowed more intensely during the early hours of the morning and this morning, in places such as Las Menas de Serón, Bacares, Laroya and Calar Alto. In the highest points of our sierra it has snowed and will continue to do so throughout the day today. It is even possible that tomorrow it will snow again on many of our peaks.
The accumulated snow has made the Almeria Provincial Council activate the winter plan and at this time, as reported by the Deputy of Development, Angel Escobar, require the use of chains for snow and ice on the AL-4404 in Calar Alto, AL-5405 Escullar and AL-5407 Collado Ramal. Work continues to remove the snow from the road and safely open to traffic two roads in the Almanzora, the AL-3120 between Velefique and Bacares and the AL-5406 in Las Menas. Both are closed to traffic.
There are no population centres without road access.
It is recommended to avoid unnecessary journeys in the coming hours and to drive with caution, as the forecasts say that an accumulation of 5 centimetres of snow is expected today, at an altitude of around 900-1100 metres.
The Albox weather station, which offers even more detailed weather information for the next few days, reports that tomorrow, Tuesday, there will be precipitation during the day, with heavier and more abundant in the afternoon and evening.
Snow levels are expected to drop to 900 metres or even, occasionally, even lower, during the hours of heaviest precipitation.
Even for Tuesday, snow accumulations are expected to reach more than 10 centimetres above the 1200 metre level.
On Wednesday we will have cloudy skies, with precipitation during the night hours from Tuesday to Wednesday, and a snow level above 1000 metres.
During the day there may be some precipitation again, with a tendency to improve with the passing of the hours.
From Thursday onwards, the weather will be stable for several days.
Spring-like weather will finally arrive, so much so that on Friday temperatures could reach around 25 degrees Celsius in the Almanzora Valley.