The skies “opened” all over the country – 6,700 lightning strikes

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A wave of bad weather seems to have followed the hot invasion that took place in the previous days in our country.

In Nea Moudania the intensity of the rain was so intense that the roads turned into rivers, while in some areas such as Patras and Larissa the residents were surprised as they even saw hail.

The Fire Service received dozens of calls in N. Moudania and in areas of Kassandra for pumping water to houses and shops.

Dozens of calls to the Fire Department for water pumping

A total of 50 calls for water pumping were received by the Fire Service in Thessaloniki, where since Thursday morning there has been heavy – at times – rain. Most calls were to Plagiari, Trilofo, Rysio and Epanomi.

In Thessaloniki, there were two traffic accidents with trucks that “folded” in Derveni, at 6 and 7.30 in the afternoon. The vehicles were removed, while the output current remained closed for about three hours due to fuel leaking into the roadway.

The Fire Brigade received individual calls for water pumping in Aridea, Pella, Kilkis and Amphipolis, Serres. In Xanthi, the Fire Brigade intervened on three occasions to cut down trees.

It shone and thundered in Thermaikos

Electricity activity has increased in Northern Greece.

As can be seen on the map of the National Observatory of Athens / meteo.gr that follows, the lightning detection system “ZEUS” recorded until 19:40 more than 6,700 lightning strikes, with the highest density being found in Thermaikos.

The skies "opened" all over the country - 6,700 lightning strikes

Nea Moudania and Kassandra “drowned”

The bad weather hit the western areas of the prefecture of Halkidiki at noon on Thursday.

In Nea Moudania the intensity of the rain was so strong that the roads turned into rivers and for a long time, the traffic in the city was difficult.

The area of ​​the Indoor Gym became a lake, houses and courtyards were flooded, while the residents are protesting that the Municipality did not clean the wells in time.

The Fire Department received dozens of calls in Nea Moudania and in areas of Kassandra for pumping water to houses and shops.

The Civil Protection of the Municipality and members of the Kassandra OFKATH Readiness Base are on alert.

Meanwhile, in Sithonia, the thunderstorm passed through the area with lightning and lightning. The images from the port of Neos Marmaras and from Ormylia, where lightning strikes at the bottom of the plain, are impressive.

The skies "opened" all over the country - 6,700 lightning strikes

The skies "opened" all over the country - 6,700 lightning strikes

The skies "opened" all over the country - 6,700 lightning strikes

The skies "opened" all over the country - 6,700 lightning strikes

The skies "opened" all over the country - 6,700 lightning strikes

Heavy rainfall – Traffic congestion on the roads

Large amounts of water have fallen since this morning in the areas of the Municipalities of Thermi and Thermaikos due to heavy rainfall, which affects Thessaloniki. According to the head of the Civil Protection Department of the Central Macedonia Region, Babi Stergiadis, the areas of Plagiari, Trilofos, Kardia, Rysiou and Tagarades recorded a large volume of water, while in some of them the electricity supply has been cut off.

The Fire Brigade was notified, in fact, of a gathering of water on a road between Rysio and Tagarades.

Rainfall is also observed in other areas of Central Macedonia, but no particular problems have arisen. The same weather conditions are expected to prevail until tomorrow morning.

They “whitewashed” everything

The bad weather, as expected, visited the prefecture of Larissa early Thursday afternoon with heavy rainfall in the city of Larissa and the surrounding area and hail in the area of ​​Killerer.

Within minutes, the place was white with hail.

The skies "opened" all over the country - 6,700 lightning strikes

The skies "opened" all over the country - 6,700 lightning strikes

The skies "opened" all over the country - 6,700 lightning strikes

The skies "opened" all over the country - 6,700 lightning strikes

Hail also fell in Patras.

Where it will rain on Friday

On Friday, there will be rain in most parts of the country. The temperature will reach 27 degrees Celsius and the winds will blow north from 3 – 8 Beaufort.

In Attica, we expect rains early in the morning and long periods with sunshine, with the temperature at 14 – 23 degrees and winds from 5 – 8 Beaufort.

The weather in Thessaloniki will be similar. The temperature will range from 13 – 22 degrees and the winds from 2 – 5 Beaufort.

On Saturday and Sunday, we will have good weather in most parts of the country.

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