High concentrations of dust are expected over the central and southern Aegean in the coming days, as a low pressure front from North Africa heads toward southern Crete, the Athens National Observatory's Meteo weather service said Tuesday.
In the next hours, rainfall is expected mainly in Crete, becoming more intense and spreading to the southern and central Aegean during the night.
The sun sets off Nafplio in the northeastern Peloponnese on Friday. Eastern parts of mainland Greece, including Attica, and the northern Peloponnese are expected to bear the brunt of a fresh cold snap that is expected to sweep into Greece later on Saturday and to peak on Sunday night, brining heavy snow, showers and icy temperatures. [Evangelos Bougiotis/ANA-MPA]
The General Secretariat for Civil Protection has warned that the risk of wildfires would remain very high on Wednesday in six of the country's regions: Attica, the northern Aegean, the Peloponnese, mainland Greece, western Greece and eastern Macedonia and Thrace.
The agency said it has briefed regional and local authorities to be on standby for fires in those areas.