The latest low front expected to pass through most of mainland Greece has acquired a name, “Dorothea”, and is forecast to bring rainfall, thunderstorms and gale-force southerly winds on Thursday, while intensifying on Friday.

According to an announcement by Eumetnet on Tuesday, the storm front will not be a “cold front”, as the southerly winds will keep temperatures unseasonably high.

Similar to other such weather fronts pushed by southerly winds, low visibility is also forecast, given the prospect of North African dust being carried north. The more ominous forecast is heavy rainfall, which over the past year has caused widespread flooding in certain parts of the country, especially the Thessaly plain.

Rough seas are also forecast.

At the same time, temperatures in some sites, including the islands, may reach as high as 20C.