Record temperature left the Alps without snow

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 Record temperature leaves the Alps without snow

Record high temperatures for January and occasional snowfall have left much of the Alps unseasonably bare.

The Guardian reports.

Warm weather and a lack of snow have closed down ski slopes and forced resorts to open summer slopes or shut down altogether as grass and mud replaced snow

According to Yahoo, the temperature in Switzerland on Monday was 20 degrees of heat, and record temperatures for this time of year were also recorded in the Czech Republic, Germany and Poland.

Warm weather hit during the ski season, which led to the cancellation of trips and events, including ski jumping in Zakopane, in southern Poland. Resorts in the northern Spanish regions of Asturias, Leon and Cantabria would also are closed after Christmas break due to lack of snow.

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