Heavy Rainfall, Hail Expected to Hit Greece



Heavy rain is expected to fall in Athens from Thursday afternoon until Friday morning, the Athens National Observatory’s meteo service says.

Rain had already begun to fall beginning early on Thursday in the western and northern regions of Greece, while storms are also being reported in the Ionian Sea and the western parts of the mainland.

The inclement weather is expected to affect the whole country, initially in parts of western and northern Greece, and in the afternoon the southern and eastern mainland, the southern Ionian Sea and the Aegean Sea will be affected as well.

From early morning until Friday afternoon, rainstorms will again hit the eastern mainland and the Aegean Sea. The same conditions will prevail until Saturday afternoon.

Afterward the wet weather will affect the entire country, with the regions of eastern Thessaly and the eastern part of continental Greece, the island of Evia and the Peloponnese receiving the worst of the precipitation.

Hailstorms are also expected to break out beginning on Thursday afternoon and continuing until early Friday, mostly in the Ionian Sea, Epirus, the western part of continental Greece, the Peloponnese, the southern Aegean and Crete.

Snow is also expected to fall, but only at the highest altitudes.

Temperatures will also drop, mostly on the mainland. The northern winds in the Aegean will not exceed 7 on the Beaufort scale while on the Ionian Sea eastern winds up to 7 on the Beaufort scale will also be blowing on Friday.