The weather is changing dramatically – File photo: Eurokinissi
From the north began the change of weather in Greece , at the same time that in the south still heat conditions prevail.
At this time, hail hits Zagora Pelion, as seen in the video published by the weather meteorological service of the National Observatory of Athens, on Facebook.
Watch the video with hail in Pelion
It is recalled that according to the HNC forecast, the weather is expected to be miserable today , Wednesday 10 July, reaching 42 degrees in some regions, but at the same time heavy rains and thunderstorms will occur in Macedonia, Thrace and the northern Aegean.
The civil protection authority have issued a weather warning.
Strong rains and thunderstorms, with windy winds and hail in central and northern Greece
According to the Extraordinary Weather Bulletin, issued today by the National Meteorological Service (NMH) on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 , following the extraordinary issue issued yesterday Tuesday (09-07-2019), it is clarified that:
• The sporadic phenomena that are already occurring in the central and northern countries from Wednesday night (10-07-2019) will intensify and the rains and stormsthat will manifest will be locally very strong and will be accompanied by gusty windy winds and hail .
• The most intense phenomena on Wednesday (10-07-2019) will take place between 21:00 and midnight in Central , Eastern Macedonia and Thrace .
• The rainy rains will be more intense than Wednesday midday (10-07-2019) until Thursday at 3am and will be more affected by the prefectures of Thessaloniki, Chalkidiki, Serres, Kilkis, Kavala, Drama, Xanthi and Rodopi , without of course excluding the remaining northern areas .
• It should be stressed that until Thursday dawn (11-07-2019) from 03 to 06 am the strong storm front will move further south and will affect Imathia , Pieria , the Northern Sporades , the eastern parts of the island Thessaly , the Northern and Central Euboea and the islands of the North Aegean .
• The phenomena will gradually begin to weaken in the North Aegean Sea and other continental parts of central and northern Greece from 9 am onwards.
Citizens can be updated daily for the development of exceptional weather events to regular weather reports of CMH and the CMH website at www.emy.gr .
The Civil Protection General Secretariat ( www.civilprotection.gr ) of the Ministry of Citizen Protection has informed the relevant state-owned agencies, as well as the regions and municipalities of the country, that they are in a high degree of civil protection readiness to deal directly the effects of the manifestation of intense weather phenomena.
At the same time, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection recommends that citizens be particularly cautious, taking care to take self-protection measures against the dangers of the phenomenon of severe weather .
In particular, in areas where heavy rainfall, storms or windy winds are expected to occur :
• Insure objects which, if they are being carried away by the intense weather conditions, can cause disasters or injuries.
• Ensure that the gutters and gutters of the dwellings are not clogged and operate normally.
• Avoid crossing torrents and streams, walkers or vehicles, during storms and rains, and for several hours after the end of their event
• Avoid outdoor activities and activities in marine and coastal areas during the event of severe weather events (risk of lightning strikes).
• Protect immediately during hail. Take refuge in a building or in a car and not leave the safe place unless they are sure that the storm has passed. Hail may also be very dangerous for animals.
• Avoid passage under large trees, under hanging signs and generally from areas where light objects (eg pots, broken glass, etc.) can detach and fall into the ground (eg under balconies ).
• Follow faithfully the instructions of local authorities such as Traffic Police,
For information and announcements about the current situation and the road network’s flood water inflow, citizens can visit the EL.AS website. www.astynomia.gr .
For more information and self-protection instructions from weather conditions, citizens can visit the General Civil Protection Secretariat ‘s website at www.civilprotection.gr .
Source – iefimerida.gr