Cold snap sends temperatures plunging in northern Greece

A cold snap that swept across Greece in the early hours of Tuesday sent temperatures in the north of the country plunging to -8 degrees Celsius in Florina and -4 in Kozani, the National Observatory's Meteo weather service reported.

Crete and the islands of the Sporades in the western Aegean, meanwhile, were hit by heavy showers, with precipitation levels reaching 58 centimeters in Alikianos in Hania and 32 centimeters in Glossa on the isle of Skopellos.

Meteo forecast similar conditions on Wednesday, with widespread showers in many parts of the country, but especially in Crete and the islands of the Ionian, which have been slammed by several tough weather fronts in recent months, including cyclone Ianos in September. Eastern Thessaly and the Peloponnese should also prepare for wet weather, while some snow is likely in the highlands of northern and northwestern Greece....

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