Extraordinary weather report: Heavy rains, thunderstorms and snowfall over the weekend


A disturbance in the upper atmosphere will cause bad weather with the name Carmel as pre-decided by the partners of the group of Southeast Europe responsible for the naming of the systems. Bad weather in the coming days will affect the southeastern Mediterranean where high altitudes are forecast.
heavy rains, strong winds, strong winds and significant wave height, according to the National Meteorological Service.

Especially in our country the weather will be worse on Saturday (18-12-21) and Sunday (19-12-21) with the main characteristics of locally heavy rains and thunderstorms, snowfall in the central and southern winds and stormy winds. .


A. Heavy rains and thunderstorms in places will affect:
1) On Saturday morning the islands of the northern and eastern Aegean.
2) From the morning hours of Saturday until the noon hours of Sunday, the Sporades, Evia, the eastern parts of Thessaly as well as the eastern Sterea.
3) From the afternoon hours of Saturday until Sunday morning, the eastern Peloponnese and in places the Cyclades will be affected.
4) From Saturday night until Monday morning, strong phenomena will manifest themselves in northern Crete, which will gradually weaken.

B. Snowfalls will occur initially in the mountains of the mainland and gradually in Crete.

Snowfalls will be denser in the mountains of Thessaly, eastern Sterea, Evia and eastern Peloponnese and will gradually be affected.
areas with lower altitude (indicative altitude 600-900m). Gradual weakening is expected from noon on Sunday.

C. The strong northeast winds in the Aegean of intensity 7 to 8 and from the evening hours of Saturday locally 9 Beaufort.

Recommendations of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection

Recommendations to citizens to be especially careful, taking care to take measures to protect themselves from the dangers arising from the occurrence of severe weather events, addresses the General Secretariat for Civil Protection in view of the worsening weather forecast for Saturday.

In particular, in areas where heavy rainfall, thunderstorms or stormy winds are forecast, the GGP recommends to the citizens:

* Insure items which, if swept away by severe weather, may cause damage or injury.

* Make sure that the gutters and gutters of the houses are not blocked and operate normally.

* To 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 field work and activities in the sea and coastal areas during severe weather events (risk of lightning strikes).

* Take immediate precautions during a hailstorm. Take refuge in a building or car and do not leave the safe area until they are sure that the storm is over. Hail can also be very dangerous for animals.

* Avoid passing under large trees, under hanging signs and generally in areas where light objects (eg pots, broken glass, etc.) can come off and fall to the ground (eg under balconies). ).

* To faithfully follow the instructions of the locally competent bodies, such as Traffic, etc.

Also, in areas where the occurrence of snow and frost is forecast:

If you are going to travel by car:

* To be informed about the weather and the condition of the road network

* Have anti-skid chains in their vehicle and the tank full of fuel

* To travel, if necessary, preferably during the day, preferring the main roads

* To inform their relatives about the route they are going to follow

* To change the schedule of their movements to avoid the peak of weather phenomena

* To faithfully follow the instructions of the locally competent bodies, such as Traffic, etc.

If pedestrians are moving:

* Wear with multiple layers of light clothing instead of heavy clothing and wear appropriate shoes to avoid injuries due to slipperiness

* Avoid unnecessary movements during peak phenomena (heavy snowfall, frost conditions)

The General Secretariat for Civil Protection (www.civilprotection.gr) of the Ministry of Climate Crisis & Civil Protection, has informed the competent state services involved, as well as the Regions and the municipalities of the country, in order to be on increased alert for civil protection, in order to deal immediately with the effects of severe weather.

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