Bad weather “express” with heavy rains in northern and western Greece

Bad weather “express” with heavy rains in northern and western Greece
Bad weather “express” with heavy rains in northern and western Greece

The bad weather continues with heavy rains and storms accompanied by a high frequency of lightning, hail and temporarily, during the phenomena, by strong gusty winds and will affect until the morning hours of Saturday mainly in northern Greece.

Heavy rains have been affecting the northern Ionian, Epirus and western and central Macedonia since Thursday evening, and today the phenomena will “hit” Thessaly from noon and until late afternoon the northern Ionian and Epirus.

On Saturday morning they will be limited to central and eastern Macedonia, eastern Thessaly, the Sporades, the northern Aegean and Thrace and will quickly weaken.

The weather today

Local rains and sporadic storms are initially expected in the mountains of Macedonia, Eastern Thessaly and the Northern Ionian, phenomena which will gradually extend to the rest of the central and northern mainland but also in places to the rest of the mainland, the Ionian, Crete and the Northern and Eastern Aegean . There is a chance of hailstorms in the afternoon and afternoon mainly in the northern continental areas. Dust concentrations in the atmosphere will be relatively high.

The temperature in Western Macedonia will range from 16 to 27 degrees Celsius, in the rest of Macedonia and Thrace from 20 to 33, in Thessaly from 20 to 24, in Epirus from 17 to 30, in Sterea from 20 to 33, in the Peloponnese from 17 to 34, in the Ionian Islands from 20 to 28, in the Northern Aegean Islands from 22 to 30, in the Eastern Aegean Islands from 21 to 33, in the Cyclades from 20 to 31, in the Dodecanese from 24 to 30 and in Crete from 18 up to 33 degrees Celsius.

Winds in the Central and Northern Aegean will initially blow from north directions 2 to 4 Beaufort, but from the afternoon they will change to 3 Beaufort. In the South Aegean the winds will blow from west directions 2 to 4 and locally up to 5 Beaufort. In the Ionian the winds will blow from changing directions up to 3 Beaufort, but from noon they will become northwesterly 2 to 4 and locally up to 5 Beaufort.

MACEDONIA, THRACE

Weather: In Macedonia, increased clouds with rain and storms in places and at times strong. From the evening hours, the intense phenomena will be limited to Kentish and Eastern Macedonia. In Thrace a few clouds temporarily increased with local rain and isolated storms.

Winds: Variable 3 to 4 Beaufort.

Temperature: From 17 to 31 degrees Celsius. In western Macedonia 2 to 3 degrees lower.

IONIAN ISLANDS, EPIROS, WESTERN Mainland, WESTERN PELOPONNISE

Weather: In the northern Ionian and Epirus, increased clouds with rains and storms strong in places until late afternoon. In the rest of the areas, a few clouds temporarily increased in the midday and afternoon hours, when local rain and sporadic storms will occur.

Winds: West Northwest 3 to 5 Beaufort.

Temperature: From 20 to 32 degrees Celsius.

THESSALIA, EASTERN CONTINENTA, EASTERN PELOPONNISUS

Weather: In Thessaly, clouds with rain and strong storms in places from midday. In the rest of the areas, a few clouds temporarily increased in the midday and afternoon hours, when local rain and sporadic storms will occur.

Winds: Variable 3 to 4 and SW to 5 Beaufort.

Temperature: From 19 to 33 degrees Celsius.

CYCLADES, CRETE

Weather: Generally clear with a few clouds temporarily increasing in the midday and afternoon hours in Crete, where there will be local rain or isolated storms in the mountains.

Winds: West 3 to 5 Beaufort.

Temperature: From 22 to 32 degrees Celsius.

EAST AEGEAN ISLANDS – DODECANISE

Weather: Generally clear with temporary clouds at noon and in the afternoon.

Winds: North northwest 3 to 4 and in the south west up to 5 Beaufort.

Temperature: From 23 to 32 degrees Celsius.

EUBOEA

Weather: A few clouds temporarily increased in the midday and afternoon hours with local rains and sporadic storms.

Winds: Variable 3 to 4 Beaufort.

Temperature: From 20 to 32 degrees Celsius.

THESSALONIKI

Weather: Increased clouds with rain and thunderstorms at times strong.

Winds: Variable 3 to 4 Beaufort.

Temperature: From 19 to 29 degrees Celsius.

ATTICA

Weather: A few clouds that will increase in the midday and afternoon hours and local rains and isolated thunderstorms will occur.

Winds: Variable 3 to 4 Beaufort.

Temperature: From 21 to 33 degrees Celsius.

FORECAST FOR SATURDAY 03-09-22

In central and eastern Macedonia, eastern Thessaly, the Sporades, the northern Aegean and Thrace, unsettled weather is predicted with local rains and sporadic storms. The phenomena that will be intense in places in the morning hours will quickly weaken. In the rest of the country, a few clouds temporarily increased mainly in the continental areas in the midday and afternoon hours, when local showers and isolated storms will occur.

The winds will blow north northwest 3 to 5 and on the seas temporary up to 6 Beaufort.

The temperature will fall.

It will reach 27 to 29 degrees in the northern continents and 29 to 31 degrees Celsius in the rest of the continents and in the island country.

FORECAST FOR SUNDAY 04-09-22

In Macedonia, Thessaly, Sporades, eastern Sterea, Evia and northern Crete, a few clouds locally increased with local rains or showers. In the rest of the country a few clouds that will increase in the continental areas in the midday and afternoon hours and local rains will occur.

Winds will blow from north directions in the west 3 to 5 and in the Aegean 5 to 6 and temporarily in the southeast to 7 Beaufort.

The temperature will rise slightly mainly in the west.

Guidelines for the protection of citizens from severe phenomena

The General Secretariat of Civil Protection of the Ministry of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection, has informed the competent government agencies involved, as well as the regions and municipalities of the country, so that they are on increased civil protection readiness, in order to immediately deal with the effects of the event of severe weather phenomena.

At the same time, the General Secretariat of Civil Protection recommends that citizens be particularly careful, taking measures to protect themselves from risks arising from the occurrence of severe weather phenomena.

In particular, in areas where heavy rainfall, storms or gale-force winds are expected to occur:

To secure objects which, if carried away by severe weather conditions, may cause damage or injury.

Make sure that the gutters and downspouts of the houses are not blocked and are working properly.

Avoid crossing torrents and streams, on foot or by vehicle, during storms and rainfall, but also for several hours after the end of their event

Avoid outdoor work and activities in marine and coastal areas during severe weather events (risk of lightning strikes).

Take shelter immediately during a hailstorm. Take shelter in a building or car and do not leave the safe area until they are sure the storm has passed. Hail can be very dangerous for animals too.

Avoid passing under large trees, under posted signs and in general areas where light objects (e.g. pots, broken glass, etc.) can become detached and fall to the ground (e.g. under balconies) .

To faithfully follow the instructions of the local authorities, such as Traffic, etc.

Also, in areas with intense lightning activity:

If you are at home

Do not hold electrical appliances or the telephone as lightning can pass through the wires. Disconnect the TV sets from the antenna and the power supply.

Avoid touching plumbing pipes (kitchen, bathroom) as they are good conductors of electricity.

If you are in the car

Park it on the side of the road and away from trees that might fall on it.

Stay inside and turn on your stop warning lights (emergency lights) until the storm clears.

Close windows and do not touch metal objects.

Avoid flooded roads.

If you are outdoors

Take refuge in a building or car or sit on the ground immediately without lying down.

Take cover under solid branches of low trees if you are in the woods.

Never take shelter under a tall tree in an open area.

Avoid low-lying lands for the risk of flooding.

Do not stand next to utility poles, power lines, telephone lines and fences.

Do not approach metal objects (eg cars, bicycles, camping equipment, etc.).

Stay away from rivers, lakes or other bodies of water.

If you are in the sea, get out immediately.

If you’re isolated on a flat surface and feel your hair stand on end (signaling that lightning is about to strike), sit deep with your head between your legs (to minimize your body surface area and contact with the ground ) by throwing the metal objects you have on you.

For information and announcements regarding the prevailing situation and the passability of the road network due to the inflow of flood waters, citizens can visit the EL.AS website. www.astynomia.gr.

For more information and self-protection instructions from severe weather, citizens can visit the website of the General Secretariat of Civil Protection at the email address www.civilprotection.gr.

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