Extreme weather conditions on the Canary Islands mean Tenerife's Mount Teide can hardly be reached. The 170,000-year-old volcano is the third-largest in the world - making it one of the region's proudest landmarks and a key attraction for British holidaymakers.

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Since early Tuesday morning, access to the Teide National Park by the TF-38, one of four roads leading to the site, has been blocked due to ice and snow water on the road.

The impact of the storm, though, can be felt all across Tenerife and the wider archipelago.

The islands are currently all subject to orange and yellow warnings for strong waves and winds.

Wind gusts of up to 93mph (150kph), waves of six meters, fallen trees and branches, broken power lines, and collapsed walls are posing a threat to life.

Only throughout Monday morning, the islands' Emergency and Security Coordination Center (CECOES) were called to more than 200 incidents related to alerts for winds and coastal phenomena.

Since Celia began, it has killed five people - one woman in El Hierro, one in Tenerife and one in Fuerteventura, as well as two men in La Gomera.

The child of one of the men, a nine-year-old German girl, was left in critical condition after a wave in a natural pool swept her away.

The area of the incident was closed to bathing because of the danger of landslides due to the warning for wind and coastal phenomena.

Emergency services who attended the scene were able to rescue the girl by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) after several attempts.

The Maritime Rescue helicopter could however not save her father.

In the coming days, Storm Celia is due to affect a large part of mainland Spain and the Balearic Islands, home to Majorca and Ibiza.

Gran Canaria, where temperatures this time of the year usually oscillate between 17C and 11C, has seen snowfall on its summit, too.

Comment: Actually, the average high at this time of the year is 22.5C. The media is 'massaging the data' to make this extreme weather event 'seem more normal'.

Schools were closed and extracurricular activities suspended, while flights are being cancelled.