A cold front which is sweeping Greece is bringing heavy snow to many parts of the country. Snow, accompanied by freezing northerly winds, fell overnight on Saturday and Sunday morning in towns in the regions of Macedonia and Thrace.

Much of the prefecture of Thessaloniki, as well as mountainous parts of Halkidiki, saw snowfall. The regional police authority for central Macedonia warned motorists that anti-skid chains would be necessary in the road network.
According to the Athens National Observatory’s Meteo weather service, the cold snap, which will result in a significant drop in temperatures, is moving toward southern parts of the country on Sunday.

Snow will continue to fall on Sunday in many low-altitude areas of Macedonia, while rain will fall in Thessaly, Peloponnese, Euboea and the Cyclades.
At the same time, there will be an increase in the strength of the northerly winds from this system, which will reach eight on the Beaufort scale locally on Sunday and Monday, favoring gale conditions.