Autumn and spring have finally stopped fighting for dominance and let a little bit of winter to come to Europe. Snow and ice has swept through many parts of Europe bringing chaos to Spain and Germany in the last few days.

Snow and ice caused chaos across Germany on Saturday. A man was killed after losing control of his car on the icy roads, while four others were seriously injured in the accident in the town of Kierspe, North Rhine-Westphalia region. Two other people were killed in separate accidents in Rottweil in the southwest.

People in the city of Munich were reaching for their thermostats on Friday morning with temperatures here starting off at (-14C) 7F.

Southeastern Spain didn't even manage to escape the latest spate of icy weather to hit Europe with temperatures plummeting over the last few days. On Friday morning the mercury started at a shivering (-6C) [21F] at Granada, AndalucĂ­a, a place many people associate with their baking summer holidays. Even in Malaga on the Costa Del Sol temperatures dipped to a chilly 1C (34F) on Saturday night.

Snow brought traffic to a standstill on a motorway near Almeria and Puerto Lumbreras as well as local roads in the area.

Over 30,000 people were left without power in Andalucia on Saturday after heavy snow and strong winds brought down power cables. The city of Murcia was blanketed in more than half a metre of snow, while the Granada area was also hit by heavy snow with depths of several inches reported.