Greece and Crete brace for more snow and stormy weather - 14 January, 2019
Another bout of severe bad weather, including snow in several parts of the country, is forecast to affect Greece between Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning, the National Meteorological Service warned.
The new cold front will bring heavy snow in parts of Epirus, the western mainland and western Macedonia from Monday afternoon, later spreading to Central Greece, Thessaly, and the Peloponnese, at altitudes as low as 200-400 metres in the north and from 400-600 metres further south. Strong rain showers and storms will occur in Crete, originally from the western and southern parts of Crete and then will affect the whole island. The south-southwest winds will also be strengthened with forces in Gavdos, and in the western and southern regions of Crete, reaching 7, local to 8 Bft.
Heavy snow will continue in Epirus, western and central Macedonia, Thessaly and the islands of the northeastern Aegean on Tuesday morning, reaching Evia, Central Greece, parts of Attica, the Peloponnese and Crete by Tuesday afternoon, on Crete first from 1000 metres and up, but later until 600 metres. Snow is also forecast to affect the Aegean islands and Crete until Wednesday afternoon.
Elsewhere in the country, strong rain and storms are expected on Monday, especially in the Ionian Sea and along the west coast, as well as parts of the mainland (including Attica) and Evia. Rain and storms are forecast for the Cyclades islands and Crete on Tuesday morning, gradually reaching the eastern Aegean in the afternoon.
Gale- and near-gale-force winds of 7-8 Beaufort will blow in the Ionian Sea on Monday, rising to 9-10 Beaufort when they reach eastern parts of the country on Tuesday before subsiding on Wednesday. Frost, at times deep, is forecast from Monday night until Wednesday, especially in northern parts of the country.
From: https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/0 ... y-weather/