Meeting at the Greek Civil Protection Ministry to Coordinate Actions Ahead of "Leandros"


Heavy snowfall in Thessaloniki. (Photo by Eurokinissi)

ATHENS -- Civil Protection Μinister Michalis Chrisochoidis will chair a meeting to be held held at the Civil Protection Operations Centre on Friday to discuss coordination against the extreme weather conditions in several parts of the country.

Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management, Nikos Hardalias, will also participate in the meeting.

A cold front with very low temperatures has started affecting Greece as of Wednesday evening. The temperature has dropped to below freezing during the night in many areas, while areas at a higher altitudes in central and northern Greece will have freezing temperatures between Saturday and Monday.

This cold snap, named Leandros, will bring snow over a large part of the mainland and is forecast to end on Monday, January 18.