Winter storm Filomena is wreaking havoc in central Spain with the biggest snowfall seen in 60 years.
With an accumulated snowfall of 40 cm/16 in. in the past 24 hours, Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport was forced to close at 10pm yesterday, and is not due to be reopened any time today as the worst part of the storm is yet to come.
Here are some videos I found on twitter where you can appreciate the magnitude of the snowfall last night:
— MeteoTenerife 🇪🇸 (@TenerifeMeteo) January 8, 2021
— Felix Piquero (@FelixPiquero) January 8, 2021
Coche de servicio del Aeropuerto de
Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas a
8 de Enero/2021.🥶🥶🥶
"Filomena y sus consecuencias" pic.twitter.com/4O3YxyZ0p5
— David Lechon 🇪🇸. (@David78965729) January 8, 2021
— AIRLIVE (@airlivenet) January 8, 2021
It is unclear when the airport will restart operations as more snow and freezing temperatures are expected fo continue at least until Monday. Passengers are requested to check the status of their flight with the airline and to not come to the airport. If you read us from Central Spain, stay safe!