The severe weather front dubbed “Geryon”, is expected to affect Greece with heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, and particularly strong southerly winds from Sunday, November 24 to Tuesday, November 26.
According to a warning issued by the National Observatory of Athens’ ”Meteo” weather service, significantly large amounts of rainfall are expected in many parts of the nation, potentially causing flooding incidents.
According to meteorologists, the ”Geryon” weather front will develop in three phases:
The first phase will begin on Sunday.
Rain and storms will occur locally across the Greek mainland, excluding Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. The weather phenomena will intensify in the afternoon and possibly affect the archipelago of the Sporades and western Crete.
The second phase will start on Sunday night and will continue up until Monday evening. Then, a front of particularly strong thunderstorms will sweep the entire country, moving eastwards. Athens and the region of Attica will also be affected significantly by these phenomena, so authorities and residents are advised to be cautious in the Greek capital.
The third and last phase of the bad weather system will take place between Monday night and Tuesday evening.
Then, the regions that will be affected the most are the southern and eastern parts of the mainland as well as several central and south Aegean islands. These areas will be hit by thunderstorms and extensive rainfall as well.
It is important to note that regions in northern Greece have already suffered severe damage because of heavy rainfall.