Europe continues to suffer at the hands of Jack Frost.
In Germany, workers were out in force, salting many motorways. Despite those efforts, the treacherous conditions still resulted in several accidents. The big chill has also caused huge disruption to air travellers. At Germany’s largest airport, Frankfurt, the severe winter weather caused the cancellation of 150 flights.
Large parts of France still remain under heavy snow, with 39 counties on high alert, down from 55 yesterday. The south-east of the country has borne the brunt of the cold snap, but the situation further south is expected to improve later today.
Bitter winds and freezing conditions also continue to batter Britain. Temperatures dropped to an astonishing minus 22 celsius overnight with forecasters predicting more heavy snow in the east of the country. With salt supplies stretched travel to outlying areas has become a major headache.
While severe flooding has hit the south of Spain, large parts of the north remain blanketed in snow.
In San Sebastian, snowballs rather than sand castles were the order of the day as the holiday resort’s famous beaches failed to escape winter’s wrath.