These videos show ducks walking on water and fish unable to feed in a frozen pond in Madrid as a Pyrenees weather station reported Spain’s coldest ever recorded day.
The footage was filmed at Retiro Park in the centre of the Spanish capital Madrid yesterday (6 January).
One video shows two ducks walking on top of a frozen lake while a second shows several fish trying to eat pieces of bread but are unable to reach them due to the layer of ice.
A third video shows ducks walking on top of the partially frozen lake on one side while rowboats sail on the other.
The footage was filmed the same day a weather station in the northern Spanish autonomous community of Catalonia reported a record-setting -34.1 degrees Celsius (-29.38 degrees Fahrenheit).
The data was shared by the Projecte 4 Estacions (Project 4 Stations) group which report on weather forecast and temperatures in Catalonia and Andorra.
It was picked up by a weather station located at about 2,305 metres (7,562 feet) on Tuc de la Llanca Mountain which is part of the Pyrenees located in the province of Lleida in Catalonia.
Local media said the record will have to be studied before it is officialised as the weather station is not a part of the Meteorological Service of Catalonia (SMC).
However, the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) and the Northwest Peninsular Meteorological Association have both made statements referencing the record-breaking temperature.
The official record for the coldest day ever reported in Spain is -32 degrees Celsius (-25.6 degrees Fahrenheit) which was recorded in the same region in 1956.
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Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
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