Wintry weekend forecast – first snows to hit high altitudes

Baqueira Beret. Ski resort. Pyrenees. Vall Dâ??Aran. Aran valley. Naut Aran. Lleida. Catalonia. Spain.

The Spanish met office says winter is about to hit Spain any day now – in fact, the first snows have fallen at high altitudes in the north.

An Atlantic front hitting the north-west first will gradually drift south-east, bringing with it a significant fall in temperatures and snow at lower altitudes.

The Canary Islands which, due to their geographical location typically get the best weather, could experience a wet weekend, especially in the north where downpours are likely to be heavy.