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01 Apr 2020 | 04:47 AM UTC

Greece: Weather warnings issued for northern regions April 1-2

Meteorological authorities issue weather warnings for northern regions April 1-2; anticipate transportation disruptions

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Event

The Hellenic National Meteorological Service issued several weather warnings for northern regions on Wednesday, April 1, through Thursday, April 2. On Wednesday, heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms are expected to hit the Central Macedonia, Ionian Islands, Epirus, and northern Peloponnese regions that may result in flash floods. Inclement weather will likely intensify notably in Central Macedonia on Thursday. Wind gusts of up 80 kph (129 mph) are also expected in the Aegean Islands, Central Macedonia, and Thessaly regions until 12:00 (local time) on Thursday.

Related transportation disruptions, hazardous driving conditions, and power outages are possible over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, prepare for transportation disruptions (including road closures) and power outages, confirm travel itineraries, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.