The weather split Greece into 2 halves as the north experienced heavy snowfall, whereas a sandstorm and mini-heatwave hit the south (Crete Island).
Describing Thursday’s predicted weather as a “special day”, Giannis Kallianos had forecast that while there would be temperatures of between 31-32C in Crete, in the north of the country, icy conditions will result in snowfall.
The landscape in Florina, as the photographs below prove, is reminiscent of winter instead of early spring. Weathermen say that the snowfall will continue on Friday.
By contrast, a wave of dust blown from Africa has blanketed Crete Island, forcing residents to don masks as doctors warned vulnerable people to stay indoors.