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Cold weather blasts much of Europe
Snow reaches as far south as Italy and Spain, making for some unusual sights.
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2013 05:35


FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images
An icy blast has swept across parts of Europe, causing temperatures to drop away like a stone.
FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images
Thunderstorms rumbled overhead as the arctic air rushed in, bringing snow to the romantic city.
FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images
There is a rather eerie look to the wintry gondolas.
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In Venice temperatures dropped from a maximum of 6C on the February 9, to just 1C two days later.
Luigi Costantini/AP
As the winds strengthened in the Adriatic, the city also endured an ‘Aqua Alta’. High tide, combined with a storm surge, caused parts of the city to flood. This lady tries to break the slabs of ice floating in Piazza San Marco.
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The Venice Carnival runs from St Stephen’s Day (December 26) and midnight on Shrove Tuesday, the start of Lent.
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It is unclear where the tradition to wear a mask originated, but the first documents which refer to them dates back to the 13th century.
Antonio Calanni/AP
Milan was also plunged into icy conditions, as snow and gusty winds lashed the city on February 11 and 12.
MATTEO BAZZI/EPA
These two little fellows were found inside the Visconti Castle in Milan.
NICCOLO CADIRNI/EPA
Central Italy also turned white. This is the Piazza del Campo, or town square, of Siena in Tuscany.
SRDJAN ZIVULOVIC/REUTERS
Lorries were forced to stop by the side of a highway in Brezovica, near Ljubljana. According to local media, hundreds of lorries were banned from travelling to Italy due to the snow.
ADRIAN RUIZ DE HIERRO/EPA
The wintry storm hit many other parts of Europe as well as Italy. Vitoria, in northern Spain, reported its heaviest snowstorm in the last six years, with a snow depth over ten centimetres.
LAURENT GILLIERON/EPA
The weather across the region is slowly improving as the system responsible slowly edges eastwards and weakens.
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Snow across Europehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europeen-usAl Jazeerafeedback@daylife.com10Wed, 13 Feb 2013 08:17:28 GMTThu, 14 Feb 2013 05:22:29 GMTItaly shivershttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=00Bxe5Fczf5t6

An icy blast has swept across parts of Europe, causing temperatures to drop away like a stone.

Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:39:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=00Bxe5Fczf5t6FRANCOIS XAVIER MARITAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

An icy blast has swept across parts of Europe, causing temperatures to drop away like a stone.

Italy shivers
Putting the ice in Venicehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=0eTc6UQ3Yeb0E

Thunderstorms rumbled overhead as the arctic air rushed in, bringing snow to the romantic city.

Tue, 12 Feb 2013 09:44:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=0eTc6UQ3Yeb0EFRANCOIS XAVIER MARITAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Thunderstorms rumbled overhead as the arctic air rushed in, bringing snow to the romantic city.

Putting the ice in Venice
A cold but calm nighthttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=0gde9OFco038U

There is a rather eerie look to the wintry gondolas.

Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:39:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=0gde9OFco038UFRANCOIS XAVIER MARITAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

There is a rather eerie look to the wintry gondolas.

A cold but calm night
Bobbing on the lagoonhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=06Hs8nc7yv3a6

In Venice temperatures dropped from a maximum of 6C on the February 9, to just 1C two days later.

Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:28:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=06Hs8nc7yv3a6AFPAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

In Venice temperatures dropped from a maximum of 6C on the February 9, to just 1C two days later.

Bobbing on the lagoon
Snow and floods, an unfortunate combinationhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=0e0R9Zmbjse9Q

As the winds strengthened in the Adriatic, the city also endured an ‘Aqua Alta’. High tide, combined with a storm surge, caused parts of the city to flood. This lady tries to break the slabs of ice floating in Piazza San Marco.

Mon, 11 Feb 2013 23:25:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=0e0R9Zmbjse9QLuigi CostantiniAPAP Photo

As the winds strengthened in the Adriatic, the city also endured an ‘Aqua Alta’. High tide, combined with a storm surge, caused parts of the city to flood. This lady tries to break the slabs of ice floating in Piazza San Marco.

Snow and floods, an unfortunate combination
Vibrant costumes brightened the moodhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=0f4P0NP7fo7D5

The Venice Carnival runs from St Stephen’s Day (December 26) and midnight on Shrove Tuesday, the start of Lent.

Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:25:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=0f4P0NP7fo7D5AFPAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

The Venice Carnival runs from St Stephen’s Day (December 26) and midnight on Shrove Tuesday, the start of Lent.

Vibrant costumes brightened the mood
Careful in those heelshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=0bmH3vg7OPgZx

It is unclear where the tradition to wear a mask originated, but the first documents which refer to them dates back to the 13th century.

Tue, 12 Feb 2013 00:26:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=0bmH3vg7OPgZxAFPAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

It is unclear where the tradition to wear a mask originated, but the first documents which refer to them dates back to the 13th century.

Careful in those heels
Mercury drops in Milanhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=0amD93x5yPa78

Milan was also plunged into icy conditions, as snow and gusty winds lashed the city on February 11 and 12.

Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:41:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=0amD93x5yPa78Antonio CalanniAPAP Photo

Milan was also plunged into icy conditions, as snow and gusty winds lashed the city on February 11 and 12.

Mercury drops in Milan
Mr and Mrs Snowhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=06hA72lcmA2GL

These two little fellows were found inside the Visconti Castle in Milan.

Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:51:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=06hA72lcmA2GLMATTEO BAZZIEPAEPA Images

These two little fellows were found inside the Visconti Castle in Milan.

Mr and Mrs Snow
Snow in Sienahttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=0d4mcHzbuqaVv

Central Italy also turned white. This is the Piazza del Campo, or town square, of Siena in Tuscany.

Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:02:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=0d4mcHzbuqaVvNICCOLO CADIRNIEPAEPA Images

Central Italy also turned white. This is the Piazza del Campo, or town square, of Siena in Tuscany.

Snow in Siena
Snowed inhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=0fiKela4AD0m9

Lorries were forced to stop by the side of a highway in Brezovica, near Ljubljana. According to local media, hundreds of lorries were banned from travelling to Italy due to the snow.

Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:27:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=0fiKela4AD0m9SRDJAN ZIVULOVICREUTERSReuters Pictures

Lorries were forced to stop by the side of a highway in Brezovica, near Ljubljana. According to local media, hundreds of lorries were banned from travelling to Italy due to the snow.

Snowed in
Snowy Spainhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=0bqxeTEgKM9aq

The wintry storm hit many other parts of Europe as well as Italy. Vitoria, in northern Spain, reported its heaviest snowstorm in the last six years, with a snow depth over ten centimetres.

Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:37:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=0bqxeTEgKM9aqADRIAN RUIZ DE HIERROEPAEPA Images

The wintry storm hit many other parts of Europe as well as Italy. Vitoria, in northern Spain, reported its heaviest snowstorm in the last six years, with a snow depth over ten centimetres.

Snowy Spain
Lausanne in Switzerlandhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=0fwyaWi7eiewX

The weather across the region is slowly improving as the system responsible slowly edges eastwards and weakens.

Mon, 11 Feb 2013 08:34:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Snow-across-Europe?image_id=0fwyaWi7eiewXLAURENT GILLIERONEPAEPA Images

The weather across the region is slowly improving as the system responsible slowly edges eastwards and weakens.

Lausanne in Switzerland


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