x

Society

Severe Weather Warning Issued for Friday, Saturday in Parts of Greece

ATHENS – The civil protection agency is on high alert following a severe weather warning issued by the National Meteorological Service for Friday and Saturday, especially for central and northern Greece.

According to the forecast, this will include heavy rain and thunderstorms with very frequent lightning strikes, as well as hail. The phenomena are forecast to begin just before noon on Friday in the northern Ionian Sea, Epirus and spread to Western and Central Macedonia and Thessaly during the day. From Friday night they will become less severe in the west but spread to eastern Macedonia, the islands of the north Aegean, the Sporades island group, eastern mainland Greece and Evia.

On Saturday, the bad weather will continue in Macedonia, north Aegean, Thessaly, the Sporades islands, eastern mainland Greece and the island of Evia, then spread throughout mainland Greece by the afternoon and evening before improving at night.

Temperatures are seen falling in central and northern parts of the country by up to 4-6 Celsius, with highs of 26C and 28C in the north.

Citizens are advised to take precautions in areas where heavy rain and other phenomena are forecast.

RELATED

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine — The echo of artillery shells thundering in the distance mingles with the din of people gathered around Sloviansk's public water pumps, piercing the uneasy quiet that smothers the nearly deserted streets of this eastern Ukrainian city.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

Fragile Cease-Fire Between Israel, Gaza Militants Holding

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A fragile cease-fire deal to end nearly three days of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza held into Monday morning — a sign the latest round of violence may have abated.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.