Stormy winds up to 9 Beaufort rage in Athens


With up to 9 Beaufort stormy winds have been raging in Athens since the early morning hours of Tuesday Trees were uprooted, shop signs were down,  garbage bins overturned, Christmas trees and decorations fell down.  Some streets have been closed to traffic due to damages caused by the wind. The Fire Brigade received more than 200 calls for cutting fallen trees.

Tree branch blocks trolley in downtown Athens

The roof of a gym in Glyfada

Fallen tree in Neo Psychiko

The bad weather front is expected to bring snow in the mountains around Attica and radical drop in temperatures. The wind is blowing North, North-West.

Some ferries and ship traffic has been halted as winds up to 10 Beaufort will blow in the Aegean Sea.

Greek media report that  in suburbs where trees were fallen residents rushed with saws to get wood for their fire place.

sources: newsit.gr, protothema & others

PS Keep calm and put some stones in your pockets if you have to walk outside.

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