Rather more geographical than meteorological I know, but I think I’ve identified these four snow-covered mountain ranges in Spain which are standing out so well on today’s satellite picture (fig 1). I reckon that after a bit of research they are:
- The large striking Montes de León range of which the highest peak is Teleno at 2,188 M.
- The isolated Peña Canchera at 1,592 M is the highest point in the Sierra de Gata range.
- The Sierra de Gredos range peaking out from some cloud of which the highest point is Pico Almanzor at 2,592 M.
- The snow-covered mountains close to the south coast are of course the Sierra Nevada’s or ‘snowy mountains’ in Spanish, which for some reason I had always believed lay further west. The highest point is Mulhacén at 3,478 metres which is also the highest point of continental Spain.
– Here endeth the geography lesson –