Sea traffic in the Ionian Sea was halted between the islands of Zakynthos and Kefallonia and the mainland on later afternoon Sunday, November 24, 2019, due to approaching thunderstorm “Geryon.” Also the “open” ferries between Corfu and the mainland were forbidden from sailing.
Ships connecting Zakynthos and Kefalonia with mainland Greece were discontinued in the afternoon and all open-air ferries were discontinued at noon in Corfu.
The decision was taken by the local Port Authorities following the latest update by the Greek National Meteorological Service (EMY).
Coming from the West, thunderstorm Geryon is striking the islands in the Ionian Sea with gale-force winds reaching in the area up to 10 Beaufort.
The new bulletin by the Meteo Service will be issued at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, November 25, 2019, and port authorities will decide accordingly.
On Saturday, EMY issued a rare Red Alert warning about thunderstorm “Geryon” that will be sweeping across Greece until Tuesday, November 26.
Powerful winds of up to 9 Beaufort are forecast for the Aegean Sea as of Monday. It is most likely that sea traffic will be halted as well.
If you plan to travel by sea, contact local port authorities and travel agents.