Ferry services from the ports of Piraeus and Lavrio have resumed as of Saturday evening, following a partial improvement of weather conditions and some winds subsiding.
A new turn for the worse in weather is predicted for the next few days, bringing rain to most mainland areas of Greece as of Thursday and dumping a lot of rain on Crete over the weekend.
“Winter” is coming back to Greece and is expected to last until the end of March, according to the forecast of the National Observatory of Athens.
Monday’s sunshine will give way to clouds, rain and even scattered storms on Tuesday, as weather is expected to deteriorate mostly in mountainous areas of Greece.
Temperatures plunged, falling below zero in many parts of the country, and sea transport was disrupted as the weather system "Chioni" arrived in Greece on Wednesday, bringing gale-force northerly winds reaching up to 9-10 Beaufort. .
The National Meteorological Service (EMY) on Monday forecast that a new cold front is expected to grip Greece as of Wednesday, bringing snow, gale-force northerly winds, storms and a significant drop in temperature.
A low-pressure system with strong winds forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday will bring large quantities of Saharan dust to Greece, turning rain muddy, the Athens National Observatory's meteorological service said on Monday.
More heavy rain and storms, possibly also accompanied by hail, are expected to arrive in Greece in the early hours Friday morning, starting in western Greece and the Peloponnese and spreading to the eastern mainland, Attica and Evia.
Another bout of severe bad weather, including snow in several parts of the country, is forecast to affect Greece between Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning, the National Meteorological Service warned.
The first wave of bad weather caused problems throughout the country, with snow covering many areas, mainly in northern and central Greece and the Peloponnese.