Cold Front to Bring Snow and Strong Winds to Greece

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Greece is set to experience a significant weather change as a cold front approaches.

Skiers will be delighted, but sailors may face challenging conditions due to the expected gale-force winds at sea. Both the EMY and Meteo weather services have issued warnings about the upcoming weather conditions.

Beginning on Friday, the cold front will bring with it a drop in temperatures of up to 10-15 degrees Celsius in certain areas. Additionally, an increase in precipitation will result in heavy showers in southern and low-lying regions, as well as snowfall on many of Greece's mountains and at middle altitudes in the north.

The wintry weather will first impact western and central Greece, extending eastwards to areas including Athens, the Peloponnese, and the central and northern Aegean. Motorists across northern and central Greece are advised to exercise caution due to the likelihood of icy roads resulting from wet weather and cold temperatures.

Snow is expected to fall in the mountains of central and northern Greece from Friday afternoon, with the possibility of even lower-lying parts receiving a dusting as the evening progresses. Additionally, snowfall is predicted in Thrace and the mountains of the northeastern Aegean islands on both Friday and Saturday.

While the stormy weather will begin to ease in the west on Saturday morning, it is expected to persist along the eastern mainland's sea border and throughout the Aegean for the remainder of the day. This may have implications for sailors and ferryboat passengers. Those planning to sail should check with local port authorities and weather services beforehand, while ferryboat passengers should stay updated on potential cancellations.

Overall, it is advised that individuals take necessary precautions and stay informed about the changing weather conditions as the cold front moves through Greece.

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