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Surfboards, sledges and horse carriages—Europe makes the most of snow

Severe weather in Europe, ranging from floods in France to heavy snow in Germany, has brought disruption and damage — but also magnificent backdrops to behold or play in.

February 08, 2021 / 01:59 PM IST
Severe weather in Europe, ranging from floods in France to heavy snow in Germany, has caused disruption and damage — but also magnificent backdrops to behold or play in. (Image: AP)
Severe weather in Europe—from floods in France to heavy snow in Germany—has brought disruption and damage  but also magnificent backdrops to behold or play in. (Image: AP)
Floodwaters devastated many vineyards and orchards in southwestern France, while the Seine River overflowed its banks for a fifth straight day in Paris. (Image: AP)
Floodwaters devastated many vineyards and orchards in southwestern France, while the Seine River overflowed its banks for a fifth straight day in Paris. (Image: AP)
In Britain, heavy snow is predicted for the coming days and set to bring disruption to southeast England as bitterly cold winds grip much of the nation. Some areas in the U.K. picked up accumulation on February 7. (Image: AP)
In Britain, heavy snow is predicted for the coming days and set to bring disruption to southeast England as bitterly cold winds grip much of the nation. Some areas in the UK picked up accumulation on February 7. (Image: AP)
A snowstorm and strong winds pounded northern and western Germany, forcing trains to cancel trips and leading to hundreds of vehicle crashes. Police said more than two dozen people were injured on icy roads. (Image: AP)
A snowstorm and strong winds pounded northern and western Germany, forcing trains to cancel trips and leading to hundreds of vehicle crashes. Police said more than two dozen people were injured on icy roads. (Image: AP)
But the storms have also brought picturesque scenes, with people enjoying the day as Sahara sand colored the snow near Altenberg, Germany. And a pony walked in show near Millhouse Green in northeast England, while a horse-drawn carriage drove through the German town of during a flurry. (Image: AP)
But the storms have also brought picturesque scenes, with people enjoying the day as Sahara sand coloured the snow near Altenberg, Germany and a pony walked in a show near Millhouse Green in northeast England, while a horse-drawn carriage drove through the German town during a flurry. (Image: AP)
A man used a surfboard to sled down a snow-covered hill in Wye National Nature Reserve near Ashford in southern England. (Image: AP)
A man used a surfboard to sled down a snow-covered hill in Wye National Nature Reserve near Ashford in southern England. (Image: AP)
The weather is set to remain frigid in the coming days across the continent. Temperatures dipped to -21 C (-5.8 F) in Lithuania's capital, Vilnius, on February 7. (Image: AP)
The weather is set to remain frigid in the coming days across the continent. Temperatures dipped to -21 C (-5.8 F) in Lithuania's capital, Vilnius, on February 7. (Image: AP)
The snow covered landscape at Allenheads, England, February 7. Snow has swept across the region on February 7, with further snowfall predicted to impact on the country bringing travel problems as temperatures drop. (Image: AP)
The snow-covered landscape at Allenheads, England, February 7. Snow has swept across the region, with further snowfall predicted to bring travel problems as temperatures drop. (Image: AP)
People exercise in the fresh snow at Wye National Nature Reserve near Ashford, southern England, February 7, 2021. (Image: AP)
People exercise in the fresh snow at Wye National Nature Reserve near Ashford, southern England, February 7, 2021. (Image: AP)
A man walks across a snow-covered field on the island of Ruegen, Germany, February 7. Strong winds are causing snow drifts in the north of the island. The German Weather Service (DWD) expects snowstorms and permafrost for northern Germany this weekend. (Image: AP)
A man walks across a snow-covered field on the island of Ruegen, Germany, February 7. Strong winds are causing snow drifts in the north of the island. The German Weather Service (DWD) expects snowstorms and permafrost for northern Germany this weekend. (Image: AP)
The snow covered Neris River as temperatures dipped to -21 degrees Celsius (-5.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in Vilnius, February 7. (Image: AP)
The snow-covered Neris River as temperatures dipped to -21 degrees Celsius (-5.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in Vilnius, February 7. (Image: AP)
A horse-drawn carriage drives through the town in the snow flurry in Wernigerode, Germany, February 7. Low Tristan has caused huge amounts of snow in the Harz mountains, like here in Wernigerode. (Image: AP)
A horse-drawn carriage drives through the town in the snow flurry in Wernigerode, Germany, February 7. Low Tristan has caused huge amounts of snow in the Harz mountains, like here in Wernigerode. (Image: AP)
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first published: Feb 8, 2021 01:59 pm

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