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Hail storm strikes Athens on a mid-May Friday (videos, pictures)

It poured down as meteorologists forecast: Heavy grey clouds gathered over Athens and Attica around 3 o’ clock Friday afternoon, thunder was heard, the sky opened and strong hail fall came down.

The hail intensity was so powerful that within minutes the streets were covered with little white frozen balls.

The hail hit downtown Athens and the suburbs Kamatero, Nea Filadelphia, Nia Ionia, Peristeri, Liosa, Fyli in the West.

The May storm was of rather short duration, but it brought enough water to flood the streets of downtown Athens and some suburbs of the Greek capital and create traffic jams.

via newsit

The Fire Service reportedly received  calls to pump water in Palaio Faliro, South Athens, and Menidi, West Athens.

According to Greece’s National Observatory of Athens, the rain and storm phenomena will continue until late Friday.

Rain forecast until Friday midnight by

As of Saturday, May 18th 2019, meteorologist forecast summer temperatures of up to 32 degrees Celsius. It will be a 4-day summer break before a bad weather front will strike Greece again this spring.

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