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Waterfalls Formed After Torrential Rain in Athens

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Small waterfalls were formed at Strefi Hill (left) and Vassilis Sofias Avenue in the center of Athens. Illustration: Greek Reporter

Small waterfalls have been formed in several parts of Athens as torrential rain has hit the Greek capital flooding the roads on Thursday.

Residents in Athens have been urged to restrict their movements due to the deteriorating weather in an emergency 112 alert sent to all mobile phones in the region.

“Warning message about severe weather for the next few hours in your area. Reduce any movement during the phenomena unless necessary. Follow instructions by the authorities,” the English-language text in the bilingual message reads.

Traffic jams and several cases of flooding have been reported in the capital.

Floods and stormy weather are hitting Greece since Wednesday with meteorologists warning that bad weather will peak on Thursday.

Storms hit western Greece and in particular the Ionian island of Zakynthos where several areas were flooded.

Major problems were also recorded in Imathia, central Macedonia, while municipalities in the prefecture of Pella have been placed in a state of emergency due to widespread problems in several towns including Aridaia.

Floods and stormy weather also hit eastern Greece

According to the meteorological service Meteo, heavy rains and storms will peak on Thursday throughout Greece.

Heavy snowfall in the mountains and semi-mountainous parts of Central and Northern Greece is also forecast.

More specifically, on Thursday, January 26, heavy rains and storms are expected in the Ionian Islands and the western mainland, which will locally be accompanied by increased electrical activity and hail.

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