Cyclone Ianos moving towards Greece (watch live feed)
A rare Cyclone Ianos is currently moving eastward, toward the Greek western coastal area and should be close to it by Friday morning.
Strengthening is expected within the next 18–24 hours. The cyclone is expected to affect Athens on Friday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 90 km/h (48.5 knots) with higher gusts.
Ianos will cause heavy rainfall, up to 400 mm in some areas, which can result in flash floods. Damaging winds are expected across the islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia and the coastal regions near the Gulf of Patras and the western Peloponnese.
There is a risk of tornadoes developing.
Deputy Minister of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias called on citizens to keep vigilant and avoid areas that have been flooded in the past.
You may be interested
Turkey vs Greece: EU’s failure to act will trigger conflict in east Med, warns expertmakis - Oct 20, 2020
And the observer, who posts regular assessments of the situation via the Greek Analyst Twitter account, suggested Turkish President Recep…
Turkey to abandon some observation stations in Syria’s IdlibPanos - Oct 20, 2020
Turkey has decided to abandon some of its military positions in Syria’s Idlib province, including observation stations established under a deal with…
Greek-Turkish crisis: Oruc Reis sailing on limit of 12-mile radius of KastellorizoPanos - Oct 20, 2020
The Turkish research vessel Oruc Reis is sailing close to a 12-nautical-mile radius from the Greek island of Kastellorizo, along with…