Delays in some 60 flights at Barcelona airport due to storm
Activity is expected to return to normal at around midday, as floods in south affect rice fields and olive trees and intense snow falls in Pyrenees
Barcelona's El Prat airport has seen delays in some 60 flights on Thursday morning due to the storm affecting Catalonia since Tuesday, according to figures released by Flightradar.
One of the runways was temporarily closed because of the severe weather in order to clean it, airport managing company Aena told the Catalan News Agency.
Activity is expected to return to normal around midday as long as the weather conditions allow it.
Storm brings snow and floods
The storm has been widespread throughout the territory, with the first large snowstorm in the Pyrenees and floods in the southern Ebre river delta region.
Indeed, part of the delta flooded again, as well as rice fields in the area. Olive trees were damaged due to the gale and the hail.
Yet, no major disruptions or incidents have been reported so far during the severe weather conditions.
By Wednesday afternoon, over 400 calls in the 112 emergency hotline had been registered for issues related to the storm – firefighters had received 227 calls related to the storm.