Cold weather is just around the corner in Greece. Storms, snowfall, gale-force winds and low temperatures are expected across most of the country.
Temperatures to fall all around Greece
In the next few days, temperatures all around Greece will plumet, and it will even snow in some areas.
The first wave of cold weather will affect the country today and tomorrow (9-10 January). On Friday and Saturday (12-13 January), temperatures will go down further, and there will be snow in various areas of Greece.
Today, 9 January, rain and local storms will occur mainly in the eastern and southern regions of Greece. The Cyclades, Crete, the islands of the Eastern Aegean, the Dodecanese and the Southern Peloponnese will be particularly affected.
Snowfall will occur in the mountainous and semi-mountainous areas of Macedonia, Thessaly, Thrace and possibly Evia and the islands of the Northeast Aegean.
In the next few days, temperatures will drop further. In many areas of Greece, it will be icy early in the morning, and rain is predicted. Moreover, there will be strong winds over the Aegean islands.
First snow of the year on the mountains close to Athens
According to current weather predictions, the first snow will appear on the mountains of the prefecture of Attica, at altitudes of approximately 600 meters and above.
More specifically, snowfall is expected on the mountains of Parnitha, Penteli, Kithaironas and even the very top of Ymittos, from Wednesday 10 January onwards.
At this stage, it is unclear whether there will be large quantities of snowfall, and whether snow will settle. Things should be clearer by Wednesday or Thursday.
Whereas snow is not common in Athens, it does happen sometimes. If you were here in February 2021 or January 2022, you will definitely remember how much it snowed!
Here is what to expect if you are in Greece over the two coldest winter months:
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