Meteorologists Warn Cold Snap Will Bring Snow to Greece



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File photo of Greece’s Mount Pelion (photo courtesy Snow Forecast).

A cold front which is currently poised over the northern parts of the Balkan Peninsula is moving south and will cross over Greece from Tuesday night until the early hours of Thursday, according to the Athens National Observatory’s Meteo weather service.

The cold front is accompanied by freezing northerly winds and will result in a significant drop in temperatures and frost in the northern parts of the Greek mainland.

There will be both rainfall and snowfall during the passage of the cold front over Greece, even in low-altitude areas of northern and even central Greece.

Rain is expected in the western and northern regions of the mainland on Tuesday, with snowfall already being spotted in the mountainous and semi-mountainous regions of Macedonia and Thrace, as well as in low-lying areas of Thrace.

Snow will continue to fall Tuesday and into Wednesday in many low-altitude areas of Macedonia, while rain will fall in Thessaly, Eastern Sterea Ellada and the Peloponnese, Euboea and the Cyclades.

From noon onward on Wednesday, local showers and rain are expected mainly in Thessaly, Eastern Sterea Ellada, the Peloponnese and Crete, but these will gradually taper off there as well.

At the same time, there will be an increase in the strength of the northerly winds from this system, which will reach eight on the Beaufort scale locally on Tuesday and Wednesday, favoring gale conditions.