Greece’s National Meteorology Service EMY issued an extreme weather warning for Thursday, July 27th 2017. EMY warns of strong rainfalls, hail, thunder storms and stormy winds.
The weather deterioration is expected to start in the early morning hours of Thursday in the West of the country.
The weather will affect
the Ionian Sea and islands (except Corfu), West Sterea, West Peloponnese and Central Macedonia by afternoon
East Macedonia, Thrace, islands of the North and East Aegean Sea by the evening.
Light rain is expected in Athens on Thursday.
Thunder & Lightning Live map by meteo.gr
After a mini heat wave with up to 40 degrees Celsius beginning of the weak, temperature between 17° – 32° Celsius in expected across the country, islands included.
Wind will be blowing from West, North-West with intensity:
- 4-5 Beaufort in the North & Central Aegean Sea, locally with up to 6B in North-West Aegean Sea
- 5-6 Beaufort in the South Aegean and up to 7B in West Cretan Sea and the Sea of Kythira.
- Ionian Sea: initially 4-5B, later up to 6B and locally up to 7B
The weather is expected to improve on Friday.
Temperature is expected to rise 37-40 degrees Celsius in Dodecanese, South Aitoloakarnania, Kefalonia, North-West Peloponnese and Central Crete on Sunday and Monday, July 30 – 31 2017.
Stormy winds up to 8 Beaufort in Cyclades, Attica, Euboea, South Peloponnese (Lakonia) July 31 – August 1 2017
There is a warning for stormy winds blowing with intensity of 8 Beaufort in the Central Aegean Sea especially in the sea passage between the Cyclades islands: Andros – Syros- Tinos- Mykonos. The forecast is valid for July 31 – August 1 2017. According to meteo.gr, the sea traffic may be affected, therefore people planning to travel by ferry or ship should contact port authorities and travel agents, to confirm schedules.
PS I don’t know what a light rain for Athens means exactly for today, but right now I see a storm brewing over the Saronic Gulf and the mountains of Argolida, in the South-West, and I see the clouds running towards downtown Athens.