February 16 Since the night of the 15th, the cold front “Medea” has brought significant cooling and rainy and snowy weather to most parts of Greece.
Local meteorologists say this is the strongest cold front encountered in Greece in the past 12 years.
“Media” entered Greece on the 13th, bringing temperatures and strong winds below zero degrees Celsius to Greece from west to east.
According to the monitoring data of the Athens National Observatory, the lowest temperature in Greece appeared in the northern Kozani region on the 15th, at minus 19.9 degrees Celsius.
That night, the snow in the northern part of Athens, the capital of Greece, accumulated more than ten centimeters.
Theodoros Kolidas, head of the Greek National Meteorological Center, told the media that this is the strongest cold front encountered in Greece in the past 12 years.
“This round of snowfall is the strongest in 12 years, both in intensity and snowfall.”
Affected by bad weather, mountain roads and some highways in high latitudes in Greece were closed, and power supply in some areas was interrupted.
Greek fire departments say at least six people trapped by snow have been rescued since the 14th. At present, no casualties have been reported.