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Greece’s National Meteo Service issues Weather Warning

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued an emergency bulletin on Saturday, warning of a temporary weather deterioration on Sunday and Monday, April 17-18, 2020.

Main features of the barometric low are heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms accompanied by hail locally and a significant temperature drop, the EMY said.

Weather Warning Analytically & areas affected – via EMY

Sunday, April 17

Heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms in:
a) from the pre-noon hours in Peloponnese, central and eastern Sterea (including Attica at noon and in the afternoon), Evia, Thessaly and the Sporades
b) from noon: Macedonia and Thrace
c) from the evening: islands of the northern and eastern Aegean Sea.

χάρτης πρόγνωσης

χάρτης πρόγνωσης

Monday, April 18

Heavy rains and thunderstorms in:
a) from the morning until the afternoon: Ionian islands (except Corfu)
b) until the morning hours: central and eastern Sterea, Thessaly, Evia, the Sporades, Macedonia
c) until noon: Thrace, islands of the north and eastern Aegean

χάρτης πρόγνωσης

χάρτης πρόγνωσης

According to the meteo service of the National Observatory of Athens, the rainfall incident is described as on Category Risk 2 on the Regional Precipitation Index,

Temperature will drop significantly by 8 to 10 degrees Celsius in the Central and North of Greece.

Wind will be blowing in the Ionian and the  Aegean Sea with intensity of 6-7 Beaufort and locally up to 8 B in the south Aegean.

Attention is also due to the heavy cloud of Sahara Dust coming from North Africa. More dust and snow details on KTG here.

The weather is expected to improve as of Tuesday, April 19 and everybody in Greece is waiting for fair weather over the Easter holidays, April 22-25.

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