Rains and local storms are expected to intensify today in the eastern and southern parts of the country, and especially in the Cyclades, Crete, the Eastern Aegean, the Dodecanese, and the Southern Peloponnese region, where hailstorms are also expected.

Mountainous and semi-mountainous parts of Macedonia, Thessaly, Thrace and possibly Evia as well as some Northeastern Aegean islands at a low altitude should also anticipate snowfall.

Hurricane-force winds will blow north reaching up to 9 points on the Beaufort scale in the Aegean. Winds in the northern regions will blow north at 4-6 Beaufort, while eastern winds will blow in the western regions at 3-5 Beaufort.

Frost will occur in the morning and evening hours in central and northern mainland areas.

Those in the north and subsequently in the east of the country must brace for a significant drop in temperature, as the highs in the northern and central areas will not surpass 8-11 degrees Celsius, 12 – 16 degrees respectively in the eastern mainland region (including Attica) and the Ionian. Despite its winds, temperatures in the Aegean will reach 16-18 degrees.