Madrid prepares for biggest snowfall in decades

With up to 20 centimeters of snow forecast in 24 hours, the south of the Madrid region, including the capital, is on the highest alert level for the first time since the system was created in 2007.

Ruben del Campo, spokesman of the State Meterololgical Agency (AEMET) said on Friday (January 8) that Spain's capital is probably facing the most important snowfall so far of the 21st century adding that, if forecasts are accurate, we would have to go back to the snowfall of February 1984 or to that of March 1971 to find similar precedents.