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06 Apr 2020 | 03:24 AM UTC

Greece: Red warnings issued in Central Greece and the Aegean Islands April 6

Meteorological authorities issue red warnings for wind and rain in Central Greece and the Aegean Islands on April 6; anticipate transportation disruptions

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Event

On Monday, April 6, the Hellenic National Meteorological Service issued red warnings (highest on a four-tier scale) for forecast heavy rains and strong winds. In the Central Greece region, heavy rains are expected until 11:00 (local time) on Monday before gradually weakening throughout the day. In the Aegean Islands, a red warning for strong winds will remain in effect until 11:00 on Monday, though inclement weather is likely to persist until Wednesday, April 8. Three additional orange wind warnings (third on the four-tier scale) will be in place in the Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Central Macedonia, and Thessaly regions until Tuesday, April 7, in the afternoon.

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

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.