Severe Weather Barbara – Bulletin Update: Where will it snow – Declining from the afternoon


See what the new updated bulletin says about the course of the bad weather

Heavy snowfall continues today, which is already occurring in the eastern and southern regions of the country, according to the updated An Emergency Weather Bulletin issued today by the National Weather Service predicts a gradual abatement of the phenomena expected from midday and from the north.

More detail:

1) Locally heavy snowfalls that are already occurring in the eastern and southern regions of the country are predicted to continue in the Sporades, eastern Magnesia, Evia, eastern Sterea, the islands of the northern and eastern Aegean as well as mountainous and semi-mountainous areas of Eastern Peloponnese, the Cyclades (mainly in the western parts) and Crete (mainly in the west and central). A gradual decline in the phenomena is expected from noon and from the north.

2) Especially for Attica, sleet or snow is expected, while at times in the northernmost areas there will be temporary intensity of snowfall, so the phenomena will also manifest in areas of lower altitude. A gradual abatement of the phenomena is expected from the afternoon.

3) Strong frost will be noted in the continental areas, which in the northwest will be total in places (negative temperatures throughout the day).

4) Stormy north-northeasterly winds of 7 to 8 Beaufort will blow in the Aegean until noon.

Citizens can are updated daily for the development of extraordinary weather phenomena in the regular weather reports of the EMY and on the website of the EMY at the electronic address

The General Secretariat of Civil Protection ( of the Ministry of Climate Crisis & 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 face directly the effects of the occurrence of intense weather phenomena.

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

In particular, in areas where snowfall and frost are predicted:

If they are going to move with the car:

  • To be informed about the weather and the condition of the road network
  • Have skid chains on their vehicle and a full tank 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
  • Change their travel schedule to avoid peak weather conditions
  • To faithfully follow the instructions of the local authorities, such as Traffic, etc.

If they move pedestrian :

  • Dress in several layers of light clothing rather than a heavy garment and wear appropriate footwear to avoid slippery injuries
  • To avoid unnecessary movements during the peak of the phenomena (heavy snowfall, freezing conditions)
  • Also, 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.

For information and announcements regarding the prevailing situation and the passability of the road network due to the inflow of flood waters into it or due to snowfall and frost, citizens can visit the EL.AS website.

For more information and self-protection instructions from severe weather, citizens can visit the website of the General Secretariat of Civil Protection at

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