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Spain battles -12C deep freeze with inches of snow leaving schools closed and residents blocked in

Parts of normally sunny Spain were carpeted in snow overnight
Parts of normally sunny Spain were carpeted in snow overnight
Four inches of the white stuff was found lying on the ground in the region of Tarragona
Four inches of the white stuff was found lying on the ground in the region of Tarragona
A couple walks their dog on a snow-covered field at the wind farm at Serra del Tallat in Tarragona, Spain
A couple walks their dog on a snow-covered field at the wind farm at Serra del Tallat in Tarragona, Spain
But in Tarragona, Spain, locals woke to a winter wonderland with four inches of snow covering the ground with temperatures dropping to -12C.
 
The snow settled in the higher areas of the region as well as in other areas of the country.
 
The Galacia region in the north west of Spain was also hit by the inclement weather with snow and storms battering the area.
 
Rainy weather is also expected to sweep across Catalonia, northern Aragon, Navarre and eastern parts of the Cantabrian coast.
Courtesy of thesun.co.uk