Frost in the North and Gale Force Winds in the Aegean on Wednesday

November 25, 2020

ATHENS — The lowest temperatures early on Wednesday fell many degrees below zero Celsius both at higher altitudes but also in low-lying areas of northern Greece.

The lowest temperatures recorded by the automated weather stations of the Athens National Observatory's meteo service (excluding mountain refuges and ski resorts) were -6.7C in Neos Kafkasos, -6.6C in Nevrokopi, -5.5C in Paranesti, Drama and -4.8C in Mesovouno, Kozani.

Gale force winds were blowing in the Aegean, with gusts reaching up to 111km/h around the island of Tinos, 108 km/h in Karystos on the island of Evia, 108 km/h on Mt Parnitha and 85 km/h on Mt Penteli, both mountains in the region of Attica.


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