The weather will change on Wednesday 23/09/2020, initially in the northwest and then in the rest of the western, central and northern continents.
According to the available forecast data of the National Observatory of Athens / Meteo.gr, rains and local thunderstorms are expected initially in the Northern Ionian and Epirus, where they will gradually expand to Western Macedonia, Thessaly, the rest of the western continents and mainly to the mountains of and the rest of Macedonia.
The phenomena may be strong in places in the Northern Ionian where hail is expected in the afternoon in Epirus and Western Macedonia , while the rains in the afternoon in most parts of the country will stop, with the exception of the Ionian where they will continue locally.
The map below shows the estimated daily rainfall levels, as well as the areas where there is a possibility of local strong phenomena.
At night towards the early morning hours of Thursday 24/09, the rains in the Ionian will intensify and local storms will occur, which will gradually extend to the rest of the west, in the Peloponnese and possibly in the Eastern Mainland.
Emergency weather report: Where there will be rain, thunderstorms and hail
Meanwhile, the National Meteorological Service issued an emergency weather report .
According to this, the heavy rains and storms that are already occurring today Wednesday (23-09-2020) in the northern Ionian, will continue for the rest of the day and will be temporarily accompanied by strong winds and possibly hail.
The intense phenomena will affect until the afternoon and Epirus, while in the afternoon they will gradually extend to the southern Ionian.
Instructions from the General Secretariat for Civil Protection for the new emergency weather report
The General Secretariat for Civil Protection issued instructions and recommendations to the citizens on the occasion of the new emergency bulletin of worsening weather.
The General Secretariat for Civil Protection (www.civilprotection.gr) of the Ministry of Civil Protection, has informed the competent state services involved, as well as the regions and municipalities of the country, so that they are on increased alert for civil protection, in order to deal immediately the effects of severe weather.
At the same time, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection advises citizens to be especially careful, taking care of self-protection measures against risks arising from the occurrence of severe weather phenomena.
In particular, in areas where heavy rainfall, thunderstorms or gale-force winds are forecast:
• Insure items that, if swept away by severe weather, could cause damage or injury.
• Make sure that the gutters and gutters of the 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 severe weather (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, etc.) may come off and fall to the ground (eg under balconies). ).
• To faithfully follow the instructions of the locally competent bodies, such as Traffic, etc.
For information and announcements regarding the prevailing situation and the passability of the road network due to the inflow of flood waters in it, the citizens can visit the website of EL.AS. www.astynomia.gr.
For more information and instructions on self-protection from severe weather conditions, citizens can visit the website of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection at www.civilprotection.gr.