Scandinavia experiences travel and school disruptions due to severe cold and snowstorms.

Meanwhile, flooding occurred in western Europe and resulted in at least one death due to strong winds and heavy rain.

In Scandinavia, extreme cold temperatures and snowstorms disrupted transportation and closed schools. In Swedish Lapland, the mercury dropped to -43.6C, the lowest January temperature recorded in Sweden in 25 years.

The Nordic region experienced transportation disruptions with several bridge closures and the suspension of train and ferry services. Additionally, some schools in Scandinavia were closed.

In Denmark, motorists were urged to avoid unnecessary trips due to the wind and snow impacting the northern and western parts of the country.

The wave of cold air from Siberia and the Arctic region also affected western Russia, with temperatures in Moscow and other areas plummeting to -30C.

Moscow, St. Petersburg, and other areas in Russia issued orange weather warnings due to the extreme temperatures.

Meanwhile, milder but wet and windy conditions persisted in southern areas, resulting in a storm causing damage across parts of western Europe.

In the UK, a driver died when a tree fell on his car in western England. The storm, named Henk, caused power cuts, transportation issues, and property damage across the country.

Over 300 flood warnings were in effect in England and Wales, with 10,000 homes still without power. The River Nene in central England had a severe flood alert.

In the Netherlands, strong winds may have contributed to the death of a man who fell off his bicycle. Additionally, a section of a dyke regulating water levels was washed away, leading to evacuations of nearby houseboats.

In France, heavy rains led to the evacuation of about 200 people and power outages for 10,000 households in the northern regions. Some areas were under flood alerts.

Emergency workers from France and other countries were mobilized to rescue people and clear roads. Flood and wind warnings were maintained in several regions, with further rains and strong winds expected.

In Germany, parts of the country were also dealing with flooding, which could be worsened by additional rainfall.

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