Greece travel alert: extreme weather events

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs Romanian citizens who are permanently or temporarily in the Hellenic Republic or who intend to travel to this country that the Greek authorities have issued a warning of extreme weather phenomena (sudden drops in temperature, frost, significant rainfall, including snow, wind with an intensity of 7-10 degrees on the Beaufort scale), for the period February 13-17, 2021, as follows:

Strong wind, heavy snow, frost, rain and storms

Saturday, 13.02.2021, in the mountainous and semi-mountainous areas of Central and northern Greece and gradually in the plains of northern Greece. The phenomena will be intense in Western and Central Macedonia, Thessaly, Central and Central Styria and in Epirus. The wind will blow strongly from the northeast direction (grade 7-8 on the Beaufort scale) in the North Ionian Sea and the North Aegean Sea.

Sunday, 14.02.2021, in addition to the regions mentioned above, East Macedonia, Thrace, the North Aegean Islands, the Sporades, the mountainous and semi-mountainous areas of the Eastern Stereo region will also be affected, and the wind will be up to 9 degrees on the Beaufort scale in the east and north of the Aegean Sea. A strong frost will settle in the northern areas of R. Elene.

Monday, NEVER, the snow will decrease in the western and northern areas, but will continue in the east of the country, including in Attica (Athens), where the phenomena will be able to register, in isolation, intensifications at local level.

Between 15-17 February 2021 the wind will reach, locally, up to 10 degrees on the Beaufort scale in the Aegean Sea.

Starting Monday, February 15th and by the end of next week, in the rest of the country, mainly in Central Greece and in areas of Macedonia and Thrace, the phenomenon of severe frosts will manifest itself.

Between 13-14.02.2021, there will be intense weather phenomena (rains and storms) in the Ionian Islands, the Aegean islands, the southern Peloponnese peninsula and, temporarily, in the region of Epirus and the island of Crete.

Romanian citizens can request consular assistance at the telephone numbers of the Romanian Embassy in Athens (+302106774035) and the Consulate General of Romania in Thessaloniki (+302310340088), the calls being redirected to the Center for Contact and Support of Romanian Citizens Abroad (CCSCRS) and taken over by Call Center operators, on a permanent basis.

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