Snow-queen “Sophia” left Greece on Sunday, allowing hundreds of religious Greeks to jump into ice-cold sea and river waters to catch the Holy Cross on Epiphany Day, the day the Waters are being blessed.
However, the snow break was of short duration as new barometric low, “Tilemachos” is forecast to hit Greece with new and heavy snowfalls as of today, Monday.
Meteorologists forecast that Tilemachos will affect large parts of the country, with freezing cold temperatures, frost and snow even in the low-lands, note in Attica and even in the center of Athens at night.
Snow has started to fall in the outskirts of North Attica and northern suburbs of Athens like Kifissia already in the afternoon.
In many suburbs of Athens, in areas of East and West Attica as well in many parts of Northern Greece schools will remain closed on Tuesday, Jan 8.
Lowest Temperatures Jan 7, 2019
- Fotolivos, Drama, N Greece -17.1 C
- Nevrokopi, N Greece -16.9 C
- Mavrolithari, Fokida, Central Greece -14 C
North and central Greece, the Sporades islands, Evia and North-East Peloponnese are expected to be in grip of the new barometric low that will also bring powerful north winds of up to 8 Beaufort in the Aegean Sea.
Tilemachos is not expected to last more than just a couple of days.
Weather Forecast Analytically:
Monday, Jan 7, 8 pm
Tuesday, Jan 8, 2 am
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2 am
Heavy rain in East Attica last week caused the death of three seniors, one woman and two men, whose car was swept away by rushing waters when they tried to cross a flooded stream in Keratea.
Snow? What snow? Lonesome swimmer in Halkidiki on Jan 4 2019.