According to the Dangerous Weather Newsletter issued today (yesterday) Saturday 23 November 2019 by the National Weather Service (NMS) , bad weather is forecast for Sunday afternoon (24-11-2019) and from the west, which will affect almost the entire country on Monday (25-11-2019) . Its main features will be heavy rains and thunderstorms accompanied by hailstorms and stormy south winds .
A. In more detail, heavy rains and thunderstorms will affect:
1. SUNDAY (24-11-2019)
By the afternoon the islands of the Ionian , Epirus , Western Solidarity , the Peloponnese and by night the Eastern Solidarity (including Attica ), Euboea and possibly Thessaly by night .
2. MONDAY (25-11-2019)
a. By the early hours of the Ionian Islands , the Western Solidarity , the Western Peloponnese and possibly Epirus .
b. By noon Eastern Peloponnese , Eastern Central , Euboea , Crete , Late Afternoon Thessaly , Sporades , Cyclades and by evening Macedonia (mainly Western and Central ).
c. Gradually from morning hours the islands of the North and East Aegean and the Dodecanese .
3. THIRD (26-11-2019)
a. In the early morning hours the islands of the Eastern Aegean and until noon the Dodecanese .
b. By noon in Crete , probably in the Cyclades and gradually in the afternoon again in the Dodecanese .
B. Especially for Attica, heavy rains and thunderstorms are expected from Sunday evening (24-11-2019) to Monday morning (25-11-2019) .
C. Very windy south winds of 8 to 9 beaufort will blow on Sunday (24-11-2019) in the west and Monday (25-11-2019) in the Aegean . It is likely that the Ionian will temporarily reach 10 beaufort until Sunday evening (24-11-2019) .
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 General Secretariat for Civil Protection ( www.civilprotection.gr ) of the Ministry of Citizen Protection has informed the relevant state agencies involved, as well as the regions and municipalities of the country, that they are on an increased level of civil protection readiness to respond promptly. the effects of severe weather events.
At the same time, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection recommends that citizens be particularly cautious, taking measures to protect themselves from the dangers arising from severe weather events .
In particular, in areas where heavy rainfall, thunderstorms or thunderstorms are forecast :
- Secure objects which, if carried away by severe weather, may cause injury or injury.
- Ensure that the house’s gutters and gutters are not clogged and functioning properly.
- Avoid crossing streams and streams, on foot or by car, during thunderstorms and rainfalls, but also for several hours after the end of their event
- Avoid rural activities and activities in marine and coastal areas during severe weather events (risk of lightning strikes).
- Protect immediately during a hail break. Refuge in a building or in a car and leave the safe area only when they are satisfied that the storm has passed. Hail can also be very dangerous for animals.
- Avoid crossing under large trees, under signboards and generally in areas where light objects (eg pots, broken glass, etc.) can detach and fall to the ground (eg under balconies) .
- To follow the instructions of local authorities, such as Traffic Police, etc.
Citizens can visit the ELAS website for information and announcements on the current state of the road and the flooding of the road due to flooding. www.astynomia.gr .
For more information and guidance on severe weather, citizens can visit the website of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection at www.civilprotection.gr .