High temperatures to give way to storms
A heatwave that has gripped Greece since the start of the week will give way to thunderstorms and hail starting tonight in northern parts, the national weather service, HNMS, warned yesterday. The regions of Macedonia and Epirus in northern Greece, the western mainland, the islands of the Ionian and later Thessaly, the Sporades islands and the western Peloponnese should brace tomorrow for gale-force winds and downpours. Hail is also in the cards, the HNMS said. The wet front will start spreading east on Sunday night so that by Monday most parts of the country will see a dramatic shift in conditions, which will, however, also signal a drop in temperatures.