Thursday, February 25, 2021

Greece hit by a snowstorm. Temperatures have dropped to -15 degrees in the north of the country – Essential


A snowstorm hit Greece, with heavy snow and strong winds, the most affected areas being those in the north and center of the country, reports dpa, taken over by Agerpres.

The snow also covered the Acropolis of Athens, but not for long, with temperatures in the capital hovering around zero degrees Celsius, ERT public television reported on Monday.

In the north of the country, however, temperatures dropped to -15 degrees Celsius during the night and most ferry trips were canceled due to strong winds, the Greek Coast Guard said.

The Sporades Islands, located in the northwestern Aegean Sea, were hit by a power outage after trees collapsed over high-voltage lines connecting the mainland, television reported.

The highway between Athens and Thessaloniki has been closed to traffic in two areas north of the capital due to ice, said traffic police, who also said that on most roads in central and northern Greece access is only allowed to vehicles equipped with snow chains.

The Greek Meteorological Service (EMY) has estimated that the “peak” of the cold wave will be reached on Tuesday.



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