February 2, 2023

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Emergency weather update: storms, heavy rain, snowfall

The National Meteorological Service ΕΜΥ issued an emergency bulletin on the deterioration of the weather in emergency situations. Which regions should prepare for bad weather?

According to the latest projections, writes CNN Greece, Today, Monday January 23, heavy rains and storms are predicted in the Ionian Islands, Epirus, western Sterea and northwestern Peloponnese, central and eastern Macedonia. Snowfall is expected in the continental highlands.

On Tuesday, January 24, heavy rains and storms are forecast in central Macedonia, from noon in Thessaly, mainly in coastal areas, and in the Sporades. Snowfall will occur in the central and northern highlands of mainland Greece.

Detailed forecast from EMY.

Monday:

In the west, in the center and in the north of Greece, a temporary increase in cloudiness, with rain and thunderstorms, in places strong in the west, in central and eastern Macedonia. Snowfall in the highlands of the central and northern parts of the mainland. The rest of the country is cloudy with the possibility of some local rain.

Wind from the south, from 3 to 5, sometimes from 6 to 7 on the Beaufort scale with rapid weakening. In the northern part of the Aegean, it will gradually change to the east, with a force of up to 6 on the Beaufort scale.

The temperature will not noticeably change. In the northwest it is 7-10°С, in other regions it is 14-17°С, and in the south of insular Greece it is 18-19°С.

ATTICA

More cloudy with a chance of occasional showers. Wind southeast, 4 to 5 on the Beaufort scale. Temperature 7-17°C.

THESSALONIKI

Cloudy with occasional showers and occasional thunderstorms. Wind east / southeast, from 3 to 5 points, strengthening in the evening up to 6 points on the Beaufort scale. Temperature 8-15°C.

Tuesday 24 January.

In the west, in the center and in the north, a temporary increase in cloudiness, in some places rain and thunderstorms are predicted. Snowfall in the continental highlands, mainly in the central and northern regions.

Wind in the west, in the center and in the north of the country is east / northeast, from 3 to 4 points on the Beaufort scale, in places from 5 to 6 points. In the rest of the country from 3 to 4 points on the Beaufort scale.

Temperature 12-14°С in the north, 15-17°С in the rest of the country, 18°С in the south of the island territory. In the morning and evening hours in the northwestern continental regions, frost occurs in places.

Wednesday 25 January

Increased cloudiness with local rain is forecast for the Ionian Sea, the mainland (excluding eastern Macedonia and Thrace), Evia, the Sporades and possibly the Cyclades and western Crete. Short-term thunderstorms will pass mainly in the southwest. Snowfall in the continental highlands.

East / southeast wind from 4 to 6 points on the Beaufort scale, in the northern part of the Aegean Sea up to 7 points. The temperature will decrease in the west, in the center and in the north. In the northern continental regions, frost occurs in places in the morning and evening hours.

Thursday and Friday.

Throughout the country cloudy with local rains. Episodic storms mostly offshore and coastal areas. Snowfalls in mountainous and semi-mountainous regions in the center and north of the continent. The storm events will gradually ease up from Friday afternoon.

Wind north / northeast from 4 to 6 points, at sea in places 7 points on the Beaufort scale. In the south of the country, the wind is south, from 4 to 6 points, in the Aegean Sea up to 8 points on the Beaufort scale. On Friday, the wind will gradually change direction to the west, with a slight weakening.

The temperature will drop mainly in the south. On the mainland in the morning and evening hours in places frosts.

Forecast for Saturday 28 January.

Increased cloudiness with local rain is predicted mainly in the west, east and south of the island country. Sporadic storms in the morning on the islands of the eastern Aegean and the Dodecanese. Weak snowfalls in mountainous and semi-mountainous regions of the central and northern continents.

Wind north/northwest, force 4-6 on the Beaufort scale, with gradual weakening. The temperature will not noticeably change. In the continental regions in the morning and evening frosts, in the north are strong in some places.

According to message meteorologist Clearchos Marousakis, serious bad weather is expected by the middle of the week. According to currently available forecast data, from Wednesday to Thursday, the atmospheric minimum from Italy will cause a strong deterioration in the weather in our country. The main characteristics are torrential rain-storms, hurricane-force winds, as well as snow at low altitudes in the central and northern countries. This bad weather will bring heavy snowfall from Lamia and above, and to the south – heavy rains and storms.



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