The Greece was hit by another strong storm, named Eliaswhich arrived after storm Daniel which caused 17 victims. Elias hit central Greece above all yesterday (Wednesday 27 September) with heavy rain, lots of lightning and hail. In some areas, several months’ worth of rain fell in less than a day: On Wednesday night, the European Severe Weather Database (ESWD) announced that it had fallen in the previous 24 hours an entire month’s rain.
Central Greece plagued by storms: rainfall amounts up to eight times higher than the September average
The port city of will in Thessaly, one of those most harassed by Daniel (with rainfall 10 times higher than average), due to the storm Elias saw the streets near the port flooded while the Greek police prohibited traffic circulation in the city as a precaution. According to the ESWD and the World Meteorological Organization, Volos saw 298 mm of rain in a 14 hour period during the storm Elias, more than eight times the city’s September average.
Other cities in Greece also recorded heavy rain: Limni has seen 216 mm in 7 oreWhile Istiaia has seen 140 mm in 3 ore e mezzo. Media reports say villages have been flooded and roads have collapsed on the island of Eviathe same one devastated by fires in 2021.
The bad weather continues today and calms down in the evening: Athens is also at risk of thunderstorms
Up until today’s morning they have occurred very heavy rain and thunderstorms in northern Euboea. Worthy of note is the recording of the meteorological station of the meteo.gr/EAA network a Istiaia Evia where they were registered 202 mm until 09:00 and a total of 460 millimeters since Wednesday. Today the bad weather will continue especially in eastern and southern Greece, as well as on the island parts of the Aegean: the effects will be intense in some areas, but by late evening they will weaken everywhere. The regions at risk of rain and thunderstorms are mainly the prefecture of Attica and the city of Athens.