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Power Restored on Greek Islands, Northern Athens Suburbs

February 15, 2021

ATHENS — Power was restored on the Sporades Islands shortly before 17:00 on Monday, following damage resulting from the 'Medea' weather front at the Evia power station.

The supply of electricity to the islands that include Skyros, Skopelos, Alonnissos and Skiathos, was interrupted around 15:00 on Sunday after strong wind felled trees, the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator said.

The distributor also said that most of the power outages in northern Athens suburbs, which were affected by wind, snow and low temperatures, have been restored.

The second phase of the cold front Medea will bring snowfall in the centre of Athens from Monday night until Tuesday evening, the meteo service of the Athens National Observatory said.

Snow will fall from noon on Monday in east Central Greece and the Peloponnese, and in parts of Crete, even those at with altitudes even on Crete as well as the mountains of the northern Cyclades islands.

Strong northerly winds will reach 9 on the Beaufort scale in the Aegean and finally, temperatures will continue to be very low, even falling below -15C, in Western Macedonia and in mountainous areas.

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