The onset of severe weather front “Diomides” has begun with intense weather phenomena expected in the next 48 hours in some areas of the country, as well as snowfall even at low altitudes.

According to meteorologist Sakis Arnaoutoglou, from Wednesday and from North to South, there will be a big drop in temperature.

He noted that heavy snowfalls are expected in the mountains on Tuesday both during the day and at night, while great care will be needed by those moving on the road network.

In particular, according to the relevant emergency bulletin of dangerous weather phenomena issued by national weather service EMY, today Tuesday “Diomides” will bring heavy rains in: Thessaly, Sporades, southern parts of central Macedonia, central and eastern Sterea Hellas – mainly in Fthiotida and Evrytania – and northern Evia.

At the same time, locally strong storms will occur in the islands of the eastern Aegean, in the Dodecanese and in Crete.

Also, heavy snowfalls will occur in the mountainous-semi-mountainous areas of Macedonia, Thessaly, central and eastern Sterea and gradually in the lowland areas of Thrace and eastern Macedonia.

Also, on Wednesday, heavy rains in places are expected to hit the Cyclades, Crete and the Dodecanese and until noon in Thessaly, the Sporades, and Evia. The snowfall will continue in the areas that will be affected on Tuesday, while these phenomena will extend to Evia.

EMY also warns of stormy northeast winds in the northern Aegean, while on Wednesday and Thursday strong winds will blow in most of the Aegean. Their slight weakening is expected from Thursday night.

In terms of temperature, it will drop significantly from Wednesday, while for the morning and evening of Thursday and Friday, strong frost is expected in northern Greece.

112 SMS for dangerous weather phenomena

A warning for dangerous weather phenomena was sent on Monday afternoon from 112 to the inhabitants of Thessaly, Fthiotida, Northern Evia, the islands of the Southeast Aegean and the Dodecanese.

“Warning for dangerous weather phenomena in the next 48 hours in #Thesalia, #Fthiotida, #North_Evia, islands #Southeast_Aegean, #Dodecanese” said the message.

General Secretariat for Civil Protection recommendations to citizens

In addition, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection addresses recommendations to the citizens to be especially careful, taking care of self-protection measures against dangers arising from the occurrence of intense phenomena.

In particular, in areas where heavy rainfall, thunderstorms or stormy winds are forecast, the GGP recommends to the citizens:

Secure items that, if swept away by severe weather, could cause damage or injury.
Make sure that the gutters and drains of 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 (risk of lightning strikes).
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 trees, under hanging signs and generally in areas where light objects (eg pots, broken glass panes, etc.) can come off and fall to the ground (eg under balconies). .
To faithfully follow the instructions of the locally competent bodies, such as Traffic, etc.
Recommendations for snowfall and frost

Also, in areas where the occurrence of snow and frost is forecast:

If you are going to travel by car:

To be informed about the weather and the condition of the road network.
Have anti-skid chains in their vehicle and the tank full 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.
To change the schedule of their movements, in order to avoid the peak of the weather phenomena.
To faithfully follow the instructions of the locally competent bodies, such as Traffic, etc.

If moving on foot:

Wear multiple layers of light clothing instead of heavy clothing and wear appropriate shoes to avoid injury due to slipperiness.
Avoid unnecessary movements during peak phenomena (heavy snowfall, frost conditions).

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