Weather to deteriorate, with strong rain and thunderstorms on Friday

A bad weather front is forecast to affect Greece on Friday from the west, according to a National Meteorological Service weather warning, bringing strong rain, thunderstorms and gale-force south southwesterly winds of up to 8 Beaufort. Some areas may also have hail.

The weather phenomena will start in the Ionian Sea on Friday morning and gradually spread to Epirus, west mainland Greece, the west Peloponnese and then to eastern Macedonia, Thrace and the north Aegean. They will subside by the evening. Temperatures will range from 7C to 16C in the north, 10C to 18C in the west, 9C to 18C on the eastern mainland and from 12C to 22C on the islands.

Rain and storms in Attica, with temperatures between 10C and 17C. Same in Thessaloniki, with temperatures from 10C to 15C.

Another weather front is forecast to arrive in Greece on Saturday, bringing more strong rains and storms, with the phenomena continuing on Sunday and Monday.