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Meteo Warning: Extreme weather to strike Greece, forecast Jan 10-16/2018

The Greek National Meteorological Service (EMY) has issued a weather warning as the extreme weather front coming from Italy is expected to strike Greek in the next hours. the weather front will bring strong rainfalls, thunderstorms and snow.

The weather deterioration is expected in two waves, one on Wednesday night and one on Friday.

Coming from the West, it will first affect the Peloponnese and the islands of the Ionian Sea with rainfalls and thunderstorms and will extend to the islands of the Eastern Aegean and the Dodecanese as of Thursday evening.

The second wave will bring in addition also snowfalls.

Analytical Forecast

Wed, Jan 10 2018

In the evening hours the islands in the Ionian Sea – mostly the South ones -, the Peloponnese, Central and East Sterea.

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

By the night hours also the islands of the Eastern Aegean Sea and the Dodecanese.

Snowfalls in Epirus, West Macedonia and West Sterea, above 1000 meters.

Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Strong rainfalls and thunderstorms coming from the West, affecting initially the Ionian islands, gradually the Peloponnese and West Sterea, later the remaining Sterea, Thessaly, Sporades islands and Central Macedonia.

Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Affected will be Central and East Macedonia, Thrace, Thessaly, Sporades, Sterea, Evia, Cyclades islands, islands of the North and Eastern Aegean Sea, the Dodecanese and Crete.

Heavy snowfalls in

  • in Epirus and West Macedonia (above 700 m)
  • Macedonia, Thessaly, Sterea (above 400-600 m).

Stormy North, North-East winds with intensity of 8 and up to 9 Beaufort in the Aegean Sea.

Thunderstorms are expected also in Attica and Athens on Saturday.

Despite the gradual weakening of the phenomena on Sunday, snowfalls will continue on the mountainous and sem0mountainous areas of the Central and North regions of Greece until Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018, the EMY warns.

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Italy has been hit by extreme weather in recent days with heavy snowfalls and strong rains and freezing temperatures.

PS I already started to feel the cold and temperature fell from 15C yesterday, Tue, to 12C Wed at the same hour around 2:30 pm.



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