The crews got to work cleaning the area – Professor G. Krestenitis explains the cause of the phenomenon.
Workshops of Municipality of Thessaloniki are from this morning in the area of the old beach in order to collect the branches and garbage washed away by the sea due to yesterday’s winds.
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The crews are cleaning the area so that there is no problem in the passage of pedestrians.
Where is the phenomenon due
Yesterday’s southerners in combination with elevated sea level was the reason that this morning the Thessalonians witnessed a curious image in old beach in Thessaloniki.
Specifically, as noted in Voria.gr Professor of Coastal Engineering and Oceanography, Giannis Krestenitis, yesterday’s wind together with the raised sea level due to the low atmospheric pressure led to the washing of branches and other objects by the Thermaic.
At the same time, he adds that this image is related to the increasingly rare collection of floating debris from the sea surface. According to Mr. Krestenite, the barometric low that prevails in the last days also influences the behavior of the sea.
It should be noted that similar problems prevail in the coastal areas of Patras, which are still caused by rainfall, strong winds and strong sea waves. Machines are operating in all areas, trying to remove water and clear the streets of debris.