Diomides: torrential rains, temperature drops and snow

The National Meteorological Service, EMY, has issued an Emergency Bulletin on Hazardous Weather Events, re-calling them “Diomidis” (“Διομήδης”).

As EMY director Todoris Colidas explains, the main features of the weather front will be heavy rainfall, stormy winds and significant temperature drops.

Weather forecast from meteo.gr

Deterioration for today and tomorrow (10 and 11 January), the National Observatory of Athens predicts. Showers and thunderstorms are expected on Monday, January 10, according to meteo.gr, which have already covered several parts of the country since early morning.

The bad weather will be harsh, presumably in Northern Greece, the Northern and Eastern Aegean Sea, the Ionian Sea region, the Peloponnese, Crete and the Dodecanese Islands. Snow will fall in the mountainous regions of Western Macedonia and at lower altitudes.

Experts from meteo.gr note that the likelihood of hail will increase, especially on the islands. In addition, there is the likelihood of sea tornadoes in the Aegean Sea.

Further deterioration of the weather on Tuesday

On Tuesday 11.01 the weather will show further deterioration, with rather intense local phenomena, heavy snowfalls in the mountains and foothills, a sharp cold snap and almost stormy winds, mainly in the northern part of the Aegean Sea.

The video features forecast maps in 3-hour increments that show the geographic distribution of precipitation (blue / green shades) and snowfall (purple shades) over two days: Monday 10.01 through Tuesday 11.01.

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