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Winter from Wednesday in Crete

by Erno » 23 Sep 2018, 09:40

Winter from Wednesday in Crete - 23 September, 2018

Sudden change of weather with winter characteristics


A change in the scenery of the weather is expected to begin gradually from Tuesday which will affect the whole of Crete, with the main features of strong Northern winds, rain and a significant drop in temperature that will become more noticeable from Wednesday. Although the predictive model data do not yet show a clear picture of the extent, intensity and duration of the rainfall, this weather change seems to be confirmed, which in any case requires particular attention because the island is still in full tourist season mode.

Monday it is expected to keep good weather throughout Crete with only a few clouds in the western mountainous regions. The winds will generally blow from western directions, with their intensity in most areas reaching 3 - 4 Bft and only locally up to 5 Bft. The temperature will be maintained at good to high levels with maximum values ​​ranging slightly above 28° C in the northern parts of the island, while in the south it will reach up to 32° C.

On Tuesday morning the weather will generally start good with sunshine, but gradually from the midday hour the clouds will increase and later the rain, mainly in western and central regions of Crete, is expected to appear. The northern winds will be gradually increase from Tuesday afternoon and until the evening hours the intensity will reach 5 -6 Bft, locally in the Aegean, in the west and in southern regions of Crete up to the 7 Bft (there is also a chance in central Aegean to reach up to 8 Bft). The temperature will start to drop very quickly from Tuesday nights.

Winter will be the weather scene from Wednesday with further significant temperature drops and sustained northern winds in the Aegean and southern regions of Crete, with an intensity of up to 8 Bft. Because of the very strong wind, high waves are expected on the northern coast of Crete. Particular attention should also be paid to the significant drop in temperature, particularly in mountainous areas.

It will begin to snow over 2200 m on Psiloritis and in the White Mountains.

Newer elements of predictive models are expected to give a better picture of rainfall, for whether and when it will appear throughout Crete, or their local intensity, as well as for their preservation during the next few days. Although the northern stream does not favor the appearance of rain in the eastern and southern parts of the island, there are indications that the evolution of the bad weather is likely to leave enough surprises.

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Re: Winter from Wednesday in Crete

by Wolfgang » 27 Sep 2018, 13:54

Yesterday (26.9.) the sea looked like this, no ships permitted to sail.


Today afternoon the wind calmed down, but rain came up.
Bad weekend is expected.


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Re: Winter from Wednesday in Crete

by rambler » 27 Sep 2018, 18:46

Regarding the weather over this next weekend. Looking at the UK met office forecast they are showing a nasty little low pressure area with very tightly packed isobars moving North East from the Libyan sea between the Peloponese & Crete, it looks like it could give very strong winds across parts of Crete & not only from the usual Northerly direction.

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Re: Winter from Wednesday in Crete

by Col & Kay » 28 Sep 2018, 11:39

We are sitting in Anopolis Rooms. There is a big operation going on transporting people to and from Loutro, Finix and Lykos by vehicle and pick up trucks as there are no ferry boats. People staying in Loutro have to walk to Finix and get picked up, transported to Anopolis and then taxi to Chora Sfakia. All very interesting watching it, but very well organised

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Re: Winter from Wednesday in Crete

by deadeggs » 29 Sep 2018, 07:43

From the webcam on the harbour in Sfakia, looks like there is very rough weather happening at sea. The small boats in the harbour in Sfakia seem to have been put on dry land. Hope things settle down and life gets back to normal quickly.

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Re: Winter from Wednesday in Crete

by Wolfgang » 01 Oct 2018, 09:14

Still there is bit rough sea and about 6 Beaufort from West, but the ships are sailing again.
Ferry Samaria left Paleochora at 9 am via Ag. Roumeli and is on the way to Gavdos. She will arrive now at about 1h.

From Gavdos since 8 days there was no ferry to Crete.
So some adventurers eventually can buy new return air tickets to replace their expired ones - by own cost.

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