Greece Braces for More Snow and Stormy Weather



Another bout of severe wintry weather, including snow in several parts of the country, is forecast to affect Greece between Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning, the National Meteorological Service warned.

The new cold front will bring heavy snow to parts of Epirus, the western mainland and western Macedonia from Monday afternoon. It will later spread to Central Greece, Thessaly, and the Peloponnese, at altitudes as low as 200-400 meters in the north and from 400-600 meters further south.

Heavy snow will continue in Epirus, western and central Macedonia, Thessaly and the islands of the northeastern Aegean on Tuesday morning. It will reach Evia, central Greece, parts of Attica, the Peloponnese and Crete by Tuesday afternoon. Snow is also forecast to fall on the Aegean islands and Crete until Wednesday afternoon.

Elsewhere in the country, strong rain and storms are expected on Monday, especially in the Ionian Sea and along the west coast, as well as parts of the mainland (including Attica) and Evia.

Rain and storms are forecast for the Cyclades islands and Crete on Tuesday morning, gradually reaching the eastern Aegean in the afternoon.

Gale- and near-gale-force winds of 7-8 Beaufort will blow in the Ionian Sea on Monday, rising to 9-10 Beaufort when they reach eastern parts of the country on Tuesday before subsiding on Wednesday. Frost, at times severe, is forecast from Monday night until Wednesday, especially in northern parts of the country.

(Source: AMNA)