Bad weather Elpis: Extraordinary bulletin from HNMS

Snow even in the lowlands, polar temperatures and stormy winds brings, in the coming days, the new bad weather that will “hit” the country and which was named “Hope”. EMY has already issued, as of noon on Thursday (20.01.2021), an emergency bulletin of dangerous weather phenomena. 

The cold invasion will start on Saturday (22.01.2022). The second wave of bad weather, according to the emergency bulletin of EMY , will come on Monday and will be stronger than the first!

The main features of the bad weather Elpis will be the heavy snowfall even in lowland areas as well as in the Aegean islands. Stormy winds up to 9 Beaufort will sweep the Aegean. 

Characteristic of the cold invasion that comes in the coming days is that  from Monday to Wednesday the temperatures will be very low and the maximum values will not exceed 2 to 3 degrees Celsius ! In some areas, too, the frost will be total!

The snowfall will start from Macedonia and Thrace , where it will snow even in lowland areas and will gradually expand to Thessaly , eastern Sterea and Evia . It will start snowing all over the Aegean from Saturday night .
On Monday, the snowfall will intensify and will be locally dense in the central and northern Aegean , Evia , eastern Thessaly and eastern Sterea and gradually in the eastern Peloponnese and throughout the southern Aegean to Crete and the Dodecanese .

The emergency bulletin of EMY in detail

Successive weather systems are forecast to cause bad weather under the name “ELPIS” (“ELPIS”) in our country in the coming days. The first weather system will affect us from Saturday (22/1/2022) and the second , which will be more powerful , from Monday (24/1/2022).

The main characteristics will be the very low temperatures , the heavy snowfall even in the plains of northern and eastern Greece as well as in the Aegean islands and the northerly winds of 8 to 9 Beaufort in the east.

More detail:

1) Low temperatures:

From Saturday, the temperature is expected to gradually drop throughout the country. It is pointed out that from Monday to Wednesday the temperatures will be very low and their maximum values ​​will not exceed 2 to 3 degrees Celsius. At the same time the frost will be strong and especially in the central and northern country locally total.

2) Snowfall:

A) on Saturday 22/1/2022 will be affected by snowfall even plain areas initially of Macedonia and Thrace and gradually of Thessaly, eastern Sterea and Evia. Towards night, snowfall will start throughout the Aegean and in places in the central and northern part will be dense.

B) on Sunday 23/1/2022 a recession of the phenomena is expected on the mainland, while in Evia and throughout the Aegean the heavy snowfalls will continue from time to time.

C) on Monday 24/1/2022 the snowfall will intensify and will be locally dense initially in the central and northern Aegean, Evia, eastern Thessaly and eastern Sterea and gradually in the eastern Peloponnese and throughout the southern Aegean to Crete and the Dodecanese. Occasional snowfalls will occur in Macedonia and Thrace.

D) on Tuesday 25/1/2022 the phenomena will show a recession in the northern country, but in the rest of the regions the heavy snowfalls will continue.

3) Stormy Winds :

On Monday and Tuesday, windy to very windy north northeast winds (8 to 9 Beaufort) will prevail in eastern Greece and mainly in the Aegean region.

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