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Weather warning: Heavy rainfalls, storms, stormy winds and Sahara Dust (videos)

Greece’s National Meteorological Service warns of a weather deterioration with heavy rainfalls and storms, locally with hail-falls and stormy South-East winds of up to 9 Beaufort in Central and South Greece.

The stormy south winds will transfer particles of Sahara Dust to the country.

The weather deterioration sets in late Friday afternoon in the South-West.

Rainfalls & Storms

Friday, April 5, 2019

Heavy rainfalls and storms will affect the islands in the Ionian Sea – except Corfu and Paxos – and West Peloponnese as of Friday afternoon. The rest of Peloponnese and Crete as of the evening.

At night, the region of Attica, Evia and the Cyclades islands.

Saturday, April 6,2019:

Central and East Sterea, Attica, Evia, Cyclades islands, Thessaly, North Sporades islands. By early afternoon also the Ionian islands, Peloponnese, West Sterea, Crete, Dodecanese, the islands of East Aegean, Chios and south of it.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

The Dodecanese until noon time.

Monday, April 8, 2019

According to available data, heavy rainfalls and storms initially in West Greece and gradually also North Greece, the islands of East Aegean Sea and the Dodecanese.


South-East winds with intensity up to 8 and temporarily up to 9 Beaufort

Friday in the South Ionian Sea

Saturday in central and south regions of the country.

Video: Forecast Wind and Rainfalls April 5-7, 2019

Attention! Stormy winds may affect sea traffic, therefore, passengers planning to travel by sea are advised to contact local port authorities and travel agents.

The stormy south winds will transport particles of Sahara dust to Greece.

Video: Sahara Dust forecast April 5-8, 2019.

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