Meeting at Climate Crisis ministry to coordinate action ahead of 'Petar' storm phenomenon
The meeting's purpose was to coordinate all related agencies. It was decided to activate the 112 emergency text messaging system in specific areas, depending on weather developments.
According to the weather warning by the National Meteorological Service (EMY), Petar is moving from Italy east and will affect western and northern Greek areas from midday Saturday to early on Sunday with heavy rainfall, storms, lightning, and hale.
The first areas to be affected include the northern Ionian Sea region (especially Corfu and Paxi islands), Epirus, and gradually western Macedonia and western Central Greece. Later on Saturday afternoon the weather phenomenon will hit northwestern Peloponnese, western and northern Thessaly, and central Macedonia.
An interval of wet and stormy weather is forecast in parts of western and northern Greece between Saturday afternoon and early on Sunday, following the arrival of the weather system 'Petar' on Greece's shores, the National Meteorological Service warned.
This will bring heavy rain and storms with frequent lightning and hail, affecting the northern Ionian Sea (chiefly Corfu and Paxi) and Epirus, later spreading to western Macedonia and west Central Greece and from the late evening into the northwest Peloponnese, west and north Thessaly and central Macedonia.
The bad weather will start to improve during the night, between Saturday and Sunday morning.