Bad weather in which the National Meteorological Service gave the name “Athena” will hit from the afternoon of the Ionian and the coastal parts of Western Greece, with strong and phenomena affecting the night and the mainland.
According to the forecast data of the National Observatory of Athens /meteo.gr, rains and thunderstorms will occur from today in the afternoon in the Ionian, phenomena that will join in the evening and will most likely affect coastal parts of Western Greece. The strongest phenomena are expected in the Northern Ionian, where local hail is not ruled out. On the night of Thursday 07/10 the rain and thunderstorms will extend to the mainland of the country.
During Thursday the phenomena in the Ionian and the mainland will be locally intense, with emphasis on the island parts of the Ionian, Epirus, Western Sterea, Western – Central Macedonia and Northwestern Thessaly, where there is increased duration.
According to EMY, from tomorrow at noon, the bad weather will gradually hit the Peloponnese.
Stormy south winds are expected tomorrow in the west, with their intensity temporarily reaching 9 Beaufort.
The forecast map below shows the estimated cumulative precipitation heights (rain / storms) until the evening hours of Thursday.
On Friday, October 8, the strong phenomena will affect the Ionian islands, Epirus, Thessaly, the Sporades, Macedonia (mainly the central one), from noon gradually the islands of the northeastern Aegean and Thrace. Also, the Peloponnese, Sterea, Evia, the western and northern Cyclades, with gradual security from noon.
Especially for Attica, rains and strong thunderstorms in places are forecast on Friday (8/10) which will manifest from the early morning hours until the early afternoon.
Recommendations of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection
The General Secretariat for Civil Protection (GSPA) – www.civilprotection.gr) advises citizens to be especially vigilant, taking measures to protect themselves from the dangers posed by the occurrence of severe weather events.
At the same time, it has exposed the competent state services involved, as well as the regions and municipalities of the country, in order to be on increased alert for civil protection, in order to deal immediately with the effects of the occurrence of severe weather phenomena.
Especially, in areas where the occurrence of heavy rainfall, storms or stormy winds is forecast:
- To insure objects which, if carried away by the intense and historical phenomena, may cause destruction or injury.
- Make sure that the gutters and gutters of the houses are not blocked and are operating normally.
- 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 the occurrence of severe weather phenomena (danger from lightning).
- 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 centers, under hanging signs and generally from areas where light objects (eg pots, broken glass, etc.) can come off and fall to the ground (eg under balconies). The
- To faithfully follow the instructions of the locally competent bodies, such as the Traffic Police, etc.
For information and announcements regarding the dangerous situation and the passability of the road network due to the inflow of flood waters in it, the citizens can visit the website of EL.AS. www.astynomia.grThe
For more information and instructions on self-protection against severe weather conditions, citizens can visit the website of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection at www.civilprotection.grThe
Citizens can be informed daily about the evolution of emergencies by regular weather reports of EMY and on the website of EMY at the email address www.emy.grThe