The National Observatory of Athens’ Meteo service warned of the possibility of another tropical-like cyclone (“Medicane”) forming late on Thursday in the Ionian Sea, based on current data.
According to Meteo, it is expected to move eastwards, bringing heavy rains and high winds to a large section of the Peloponnese and Crete early on Saturday, before moving on to Attica, Evia and the Cycladic Islands, reaching the East Aegean Islands, possibly even the Dodecanese Islands, by early Sunday.
Due to the unpredictability of the ongoing Medicane “ Xenophon”, Meteo said it will be issuing updated information continuously.
Xenophon, which forced boats to remain docked the last three days, continues to lash the Aegean Sea with gale-force winds and low seasonal temperatures.
By Thursday night and Friday morning, the eastern part of mainland Greece (Attica), the Peloponnese, the Cycladic Islands and Crete should expect Xenophon to bring rain and storms, the weather service said.