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EMY Emergency Bulletin: Bad weather begins in Attica – how it will move in the next few hours – Newsbomb – News

EMY Emergency Bulletin: Bad weather begins in Attica – how it will move in the next few hours – Newsbomb – News

Weather – All News: According to EMY, the weather is forecast to deteriorate with heavy rain and storms over most parts of the country till Tuesday morning (27-02-24).

Extreme events start from the west and quickly spread to the central and eastern mainland, the Cyclades and Crete, and gradually to the eastern Aegean and Dodecanese islands.

These events will be intensity 7 and locally Ionian 8 Beaufort and possibly hail accompanied by strong southeasterly winds.

Emergency Medicine Bulletin

Updated EMY's Weather Degradation Report states:

Sunday (25-02-24)

A. From evening to the Ionian Islands, western and southern Peloponnese and western Crete.

Monday (26-02-24)

A. Gradually weakening from early morning over central Macedonia, Thessaly (mainly in the east), eastern Styria (temporarily including Attica), Cyclades, Crete (mainly in the south), Peloponnese and temporarily in Evia and the Sporades. Events from the afternoon.

B. From midday, the eastern Aegean islands (from Chios and further south) and the Dodecanese will be affected.

Tuesday (27-02-24)

A. Intense effects will be maintained in the southern parts of the Dodecanese and gradually weaken by midday.

Weather, via WINDY using GFS, ECMWF and NEMS forecast models

Citizens can be updated daily about the development of abnormal weather phenomena in EMY's regular weather bulletins and EMY's website at electronic address. www.emy.gr.

Bad weather – Express

Meteorologist Yiannis Kallianos said “It will be a severe weather event, lasting at most 24 hours. In other words, don't expect a special season in this wave of bad weather».

Instructions of Chief Secretariat of Civil Defence

Directorate General of Civil Defense (www.civilprotection.gr) of the Ministry of Civil Defense notified competent government agencies involved in the service, as well as the country's regions and municipalities, so that they can increase their civil defense preparedness. Occurrence of extreme weather events.

At the same time, the General Secretariat of Civil Defense recommends that citizens be especially careful, ensuring that self-defense measures are taken against the risks posed by severe weather events.


In particular, in areas where heavy rain, storms or gale force winds are expected:

  • To protect items that could cause damage or injury if carried by severe weather.
  • Make sure the house's gutters and downspouts are unclogged and working properly.
  • Avoid crossing streams and creeks on foot or by vehicle during storms and rains, but for a few hours after their occurrence.
  • Avoid outdoor work and activities in ocean and coastal areas during severe weather events (risk of lightning).
  • Take shelter immediately during a hailstorm. Take shelter in a building or car and do not leave a safe area until they are sure the storm has passed. Hail is also very dangerous for animals.
  • Avoid going under large trees, under posted signs and in public areas where light objects (eg pots, broken glass etc) can break and fall to the ground (eg under balconies).
  • Faithfully following the instructions of local authorities like traffic.

Also, in areas with intense lightning activity:

If you are at home

  • Do not hold electrical appliances or telephones as lightning may pass through the wires. Disconnect TV sets from antenna and power supply.
  • Avoid touching plumbing pipes (kitchen, bathroom) as they are good conductors of electricity.

If you are in a car

  • Park it on the sides of the road and away from trees that fall on it.
  • Stay inside until the storm clears and turn on the stop warning lights (hazard lights).
  • Close windows and do not touch metal objects.
  • Avoid flooded roads.
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If you are outside

  • Take shelter in a building or car or sit on the ground immediately without lying down.
  • If you are in the woods, take cover under the sturdy branches of low trees.
  • Do not stay under a tall tree in the open.
  • Avoid low-lying areas prone to flooding.
  • Do not stand near power poles, power lines, telephone lines and fences.
  • Do not access metal objects (eg cars, bicycles, camping equipment, etc.).
  • Stay away from rivers, lakes or other bodies of water.
  • If you are in the ocean, get out immediately.
  • If you are isolated on a flat surface and feel your hair stand on end (signaling that lightning is about to strike), sit with your head deep between your legs (minimize the surface area of ​​your body and contact with the ground). Metal objects you have.

For more information and protection measures against severe weather, citizens can visit the website of the General Secretariat at www.civilprotection.gr.