Bad weather front “BALLOS” to strike Greece with rainfalls, storms, sharp temperature drop


Greece’s National Meteorological Service (EMY) issued a Red Alert warning of bad weather front “Ballos” with extreme weather phenomena, powerful rainfalls, thunderstorms locally accompanied by hail and temperature drop of up to 7 degrees Celsius.

An emergency teleconference meeting was held by the Civil Protection and 13 regional governors on Tuesday ahead of the severe weather system “Ballos” expected to arrive in Greece within the next few days. At the meeting it was stressed that all agencies involved must be in a state of readiness and high alert to immediately respond to possible problems that may arise.

Bad weather front Ballos is forecast to strike Greece from the West-South-West from Wednesday night, early morning Thursday, October 13-14, and affect the country until late Saturday, October 16, 2021.

Intense rainfalls are forecast on Tuesday evening, Oct 12 in the north-eastern Greece. See graph below.


There will be a temporary weather improvement during the day on Wed, Oct 13, until the new bad weather front will strike late in the evening.

According to EMY, main features of weather front Ballos are: Strong rainfalls and storms, locally accompanied by hail and temporarily by powerful wind gusts as well as sharp temperature drop.