Heavy rain and thunderstorms forecast on Monday

A change to stormy weather is forecast for Monday, with heavy rain and thunderstorms, hailstorms included locally. Beginning in western Greece, the weather pattern will bring strong winds and a drop in temperature as it moves east but the phenomena will abate by evening. Variable winds from 5 to 8 on the Beaufort scale, dropping to 4-6 by night. Temperatures from 07C to 20C on the Aegean Islands and Crete, with snow in northern Greece possible. In Athens, heavy rain and possible thunderstorms, abating by midday. Variable winds from 5 to 7 on the Beaufort scale, losing some velocity from midday on. Temperatures from 11C to 17C. In Thessaloniki, similar, along with brief snowfall at high elevations near the city. Winds the same, temperatures from 09C to 12C.