Hailstorms, Barrage of Lightning Hits Parts of Greece (video)

Lightning strikes over the city of Nafplio in the Peloponnese

Torrential rainfall and hailstorms hit parts of Greece on Tuesday and Wednesday, as a frontal system over the central Mediterranean gradually moved eastward.

The system coming across the sea from Italy will move across to the eastern Peloponnese and then through the Aegean, before hitting Crete and Rhodes Wednesday or Thursday.

The violent weather has also affected the Greek capital, where a hailstorm rained ice pellets down on the city during the morning on Wednesday.

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The large amount of hail turned the island of Poros white, and floated atop rainwater which had pooled in some areas.

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Severe Weather Europe (SWE), a meteorological website which focuses on Europe, warned on Tuesday that Greece should also brace for gale-force winds and possible tornadoes. Waterspouts are also expected to appear across the southern Aegean on the back side of the storm.