Winter storm brings snowfall and chilling winds until Wednesday

A weather system nicknamed Avgi that has brought heavy snow and a drop in temperatures across Greece since Sunday, is expected to last until Wednesday, the National Meteorological Service reported on Monday.

Additionally, Civil Protection Minister Vasilis Kikilas announced on Monday that schools in Evia, Boeotia and select areas in Attica will operate via remote learning on Tuesday due to severe weather in those areas.

Snowfall is forecasted from Thessaly southward, even in lower-altitude areas. High pressures in the northwestern Balkans, coupled with low pressures in the eastern Mediterranean, are causing stormy winds and further temperature drops along with locally heavy rainfall in southern areas.

In Attica, snowfall is expected mainly in mountainous and semi-mountainous areas, particularly in the north, spreading to lower altitudes from the evening hours of...

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