Metro sta­tions to host home­less on week­end

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Three cen­tral Athens metro sta­tions – Omo­nia, Mona­s­ti­raki and Me­tax­ourgeio – are to stay open on the week­end to host home­less peo­ple as tem­per­a­tures are fore­cast to plum­met again. Trans­port Min­is­ter Chris­tos Spirtzis, who or­dered sta­tions to open last week­end for the same reason, said yes­ter­day that the mea­sure would be ex­tended again if nec­es­sary. Me­te­o­rol­o­gists yes­ter­day warned that a high-pres­sure sys­tem from Siberia is ex­pected to sweep into Greece to­day, bringing freez­ing tem­per­a­tures and snow to many parts of the coun­try, in­clud­ing the cap­i­tal. Ac­cord­ing to fore­casts so far, tem­per­a­tures in Athens will drop be­low 0 Cel­sius for about three days from Fri­day, with the wind-chill fac­tor mak­ing it feel like -10 Cel­sius in the cap­i­tal’s north­ern sub­urbs and moun­tains. In other parts of the coun­try that are ac­cus­tomed to win­try con­di­tions, the wind-chill fac­tor is ex­pected to be as low as -25 Cel­sius. The un­usu­ally cold con­di­tions are ex­pected to start eas­ing from Sun­day.

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