New Zealand-based meteorologist Ben Noll said on Twitter that almost 99 per cent of Earth’s surface will be cooler than the UK.
Madrid’s U-turn on its formerly neutral stance on the conflict has enraged Algeria. Trade relations have been frozen unilaterally and a cut in gas supplies to Europe could be in the pipeline.
Algeria said its decision was due to Spain’s "unjustifiable turnaround" over the Western Sahara region. Earlier this year, Spain recognized Morocco’s plans for the disputed territory, sparking tensions with Algeria.