The Greek civil protection service has issued an emergency storm warning and warned of an impending cyclone that will bring heavy rains, hail, heavy snowfalls and gale force winds up to 10 Beaufort into the country.
Greece’s national meteorological service EMY issued a weather warning on Monday of worsening weather with heavy rains and thunderstorms, heavy snowfall, a significant drop in temperature of 8-10 ° C and strong winds of up to 10 Beaufort.
Powerful winds will start in the northern part of the Ionian Sea, and then move to the southern part of the Ionian and Aegean Seas.
A bad weather front is forecast to begin at noon on Monday 7 February and last until at least Wednesday 9 February 2022.
Weather warning detail
Tuesday 8 February.
Squally northwesterly winds of 8 to 10 on the Beaufort scale will blow throughout the country.
Heavy rains and thunderstorms will take place from early morning in the sea and coastal regions of eastern Macedonia, Thrace, Thessaly, Sporades, Evia, the islands of the northern and eastern Aegean and the Dodecanese. From noon, bad weather will come to the Cyclades and Crete.
Heavy snowfalls will occur in places in the mountains and foothills of eastern Macedonia, Thrace and Evia.
Extreme weather events in eastern Macedonia and Thrace will ease up quickly and stop in the afternoon. Gradually, until evening, they will be limited to the Cyclades, Crete and Dodecanese.
Temperatures will drop by 8-10°C in northern and central Greece.
In the northern suburbs of Athens, sleet is forecast early Tuesday morning. Meteorologists said that it will be much less than 2 weeks ago, but nevertheless recommended limiting the number of trips to mountainous and foothill areas.
Wednesday 9 February.
Stormy north/northwest winds will blow at force 9 Beaufort over the central and southern Aegean, but will gradually be limited to a southeasterly direction. By noon they will be weak.
Heavy rain in the morning in the Cyclades and northern Crete.
⚠️ Θυελλώδεις άνεμοι ?
• Μεγάλα δέντρα ? ή σημεία απ’ όπου μπορεί να πέσουν αντικείμενα
• Δραστηριότητες σε θάλασσες και ακτές ?
• Αντικείμενα που μπορεί να πέσουν/παρασυρθούν ??
• Πόρτες και παράθυρα ??
⚠️ Θυελλώδεις άνεμοι 💨
• Μεγάλα δέντρα 🌳 ή σημεία απ’ όπου μπορεί να πέσουν αντικείμενα
• Δραστηριότητες σε θάλασσες και ακτές 🌊
• Αντικείμενα που μπορεί να πέσουν/παρασυρθούν 🪧🪴
• Πόρτες και παράθυρα 🚪🪟
— Civil Protection GR (@GSCP_GR) February 7, 2022
“>February 7, 2022
The Civil Protection Service warns citizens that during strong winds it is advisable to stay away from large trees, limit their activities at sea and on the coast, tightly close windows and doors, roll up awnings, remove objects from balconies and windows (flower pots, etc.), which may be blown away by the wind and fall to the ground.