Citizens in Athens, Thessaloniki, Patra, Corinth, and Xanthi received a precautionary message via 112 on Saturday (25/11) regarding the new wave of severe weather sweeping through the country.

The text issued by the Civil Protection cautions citizens about stormy winds in the region of Attica on Saturday. According to reports, the next 12 hours are expected to bring hazardous weather conditions, characterized by gale-force winds.

The message advises citizens to limit their movements during the extreme weather phenomena forecast and to follow the instructions provided by the authorities.

“A precautionary message for dangerous weather phenomena (stormy winds) in your area over the next 24 hours. Avoid travel during the phenomena and follow the instructions of the authorities,” the message for Thessaloniki residents states.

The storm called “Bettina”, will reach Greece from Italy, and is expected to impact the majority of the country from Saturday night through Sunday.

The primary characteristic of the storm will be the stormy winds, reaching up to 10 Beaufort, expected to cause serious disruptions and hazardous conditions.