Crazy weather: rains of mud and temperature drop are coming: in what conditions will we vote on Sunday, May 21

By | May 16, 2023

The weather will change on Tuesday (16/5), as the rains will return, which will be combined with African dust.

According to weather forecast models, in some areas the phenomena will be more intense, which requires the attention of the public.

In particular, the rain will fall mainly in the continental areas, while there is a possibility of thunderstorms mainly in the west.

The temperature will drop in most areas, while the transport of dust from Africa is also favored.

The scenario will change compared to Monday (5/15), as the temperature across the country increased even more.

According to a network of automatic weather stations from the National Observatory of Athens, the maximum values ​​recorded by mercury locally exceeded 33 degrees Celsius, while 23 weather stations marked 30 degrees.

EMY: The weather by region on Tuesday 05/16/23

According to the weather forecast of the National Weather Service for Tuesday May 16, initially in the Ionian and the western continents, gradually in the rest of the continents and starting in the afternoon in the eastern Aegean islands, local rains and sporadic storms are expected. The effects in the west are likely to be temporarily strong. In the rest of the country clouds with local rains. In addition, the transport of African dust is favored.

The winds will blow in the west from the south directions 4 to 6 and temporarily in the local Ionian 7 Beaufort and in the east east-southeast, while gradually from the west they will turn to the south southwest.

The temperature will drop in the west and reach 23°C in the west and 26 to 28 degrees Celsius in the rest of the regions.


  • Climate: Increase in cloudiness and local rains in the afternoon-afternoon hours.
  • Winds: South-southeast 3 to 5 Beaufort and from the end of the afternoon west-southwest with the same intensity.
  • Temperature: From 15 to 25 degrees Celsius.


  • Weather: Cloudy with local rain and isolated thunderstorms starting at noon.
  • Winds: Variable 2 to 3 Beaufort.
  • Temperature: From 14 to 23 degrees Celsius.

Macedonia, Thrace

  • Weather: Increased cloudiness. Local showers and temporary thunderstorms will occur from the morning in western and central Macedonia and from the afternoon in eastern Macedonia and Thrace.
  • Winds: Variables from 3 to 4 and temporary in Thrace from east to 5 Beaufort.
  • Temperature: From 11 to 27 degrees Celsius. In western Macedonia, the maximum is 3-4 degrees lower.

Ionian Islands, Epirus, Western Sterea, Western Peloponnese

  • Weather: Cloudy with local showers and occasional thunderstorms possibly strong in some places. Recession of phenomena from the afternoon.
  • Winds: South-southeast 4 to 6 and in the temporarily local Ionian 7 Beaufort, which will turn progressively to south-southwest.
  • Temperature: From 12 to 23 degrees Celsius. Inside Epirus 2 to 3 degrees lower.

Thessaly, Eastern Sterea, Eastern Peloponnese

  • Weather: Cloudy with local showers and thunderstorms starting at noon.
  • Winds: Variables from 3 to 4 and in the south south-southeast from 3 to 5 Beaufort, which from the afternoon will turn west-southwest temporarily up to 6 Beaufort.
  • Temperature: From 15 to 26 degrees Celsius. In the north the maximum is 2 to 3 degrees lower.


  • Weather: Cloudy and afternoon – afternoon local showers and isolated thunderstorms.
  • Winds: Variables 3 to 4 and gradually south southwest 3 to 5 Beaufort.
  • Temperature: From 13 to 25 degrees Celsius.

cyclades, crete

  • Weather: Scattered clouds that will thicken quickly with local showers and possibly isolated thunderstorms.
  • Winds: Initially east-southeast 4 to 6 Beaufort and gradually west-southwest.
  • Temperature: From 13 to 27 degrees Celsius.

East Aegean Islands – Dodecanese

  • Weather: In the eastern Aegean islands, cloudy with local rains and sporadic storms starting in the afternoon. In the Dodecanese, scattered clouds will gradually thicken and local showers will begin in the afternoon.
  • Winds: East 3 to 5 Beaufort and gradually south-southeast.
  • Temperature: From 17 to 28 degrees Celsius. In the north 2 to 3 degrees lower.

Meteo: The areas that require attention due to the weather on Tuesday 5/16/23

According to Weather, Tuesday May 16 Increasing clouds, with rain, are forecast initially over the western and Ionian mainland areas, and gradually over most mainland parts. The phenomena will be more intense in the west, where sporadic storms will occur. A lower probability of storms is found in parts of the center and north of the country. Local showers will occur after noon in the Aegean and mainly in the afternoon in the northeastern Aegean islands. Dust concentrations will be relatively high and locally high.

The temperature will vary in western and central Macedonia from 9 to 24-26°C, in the rest of northern Greece from 12 to 28-29°C, in Epirus from 15 to 24°C, in Thessaly from 14 to 24-25 °C, in the rest of the continent from 16 to 25-27 °C, in the Ionian islands from 18 to 24 °C and in the Aegean islands from 16 to 28 degrees Celsius, but in Crete and the Dodecanese the maximum will reach 30 -31°C and in the eastern Aegean islands 32-33 degrees Celsius.

Winds in the Ionian will blow from southerly directions at strengths 5-6 Beaufort, but after noon gradually shift to southwesterly winds at strengths 4-6 Beaufort in southern parts. In the North Aegean, the east-northeast winds will blow with intensities of 4-5 Beaufort. In the rest of the Aegean, southeasterly winds will initially blow at 4-5 Beaufort, but in the southern parts and on Crete they will change to westerly winds and strengthen locally to 6 Beaufort.

In Attica, there will be few clouds with a higher chance of temporary local showers at noon and early afternoon. Winds will be mainly from the south gusting to 3-5 Beaufort. Dust concentrations in the atmosphere will be relatively high. The temperature will oscillate between 18 and 26 degrees Celsius.

In Thessaloniki, clouds with passing rain or thunderstorms are expected after noon. Winds will be mainly from the east with gusts to 3-4 Beauforts. Dust concentrations in the atmosphere will be relatively high. The temperature will oscillate between 15 and 23 degrees Celsius.

Arnautoglou: African dust and mud showers on Tuesday 05/16/23 – What time will it fall?

It will be cloudy since morning. Tuesday May 16 across almost the entire country, scarcer in the east-southeast island regions, according to Sakis Arnautoglou in the ERT weather report.

The atmosphere in the country will be clouded by African dust, more in the west-southwest, where there will also be rains, which combined with the dust are expected to become mud showers. Local thunderstorms are possible in the Ionian.

By noon, the phenomena will move further east and will affect the mountainous areas of the Peloponnese, northern Sterea, the west-northwestern parts of Thessaly, and western and central Macedonia.

Throughout the day and well into the afternoon, the weather in the west will improve. In the mountainous parts of Epirus, Thessaly, Northern Sterea and Peloponnese, there is a chance of scattered showers or local thunderstorms.

Muddy rains towards the afternoon will affect the eastern Peloponnese, eastern Sterea, Evia, the Cyclades, Crete and central and eastern Macedonia.

Cloudiness is forecast for Attica, gradually increasing and muddy showers mainly in the midday hours. Northwesterly winds from 3 to 5 Beaufort and the temperature from 18 to 25 degrees Celsius.

In Thessaloniki and central Macedonia it will be cloudy from the morning, with light showers, more in the afternoon and until the afternoon. Winds will be 3-5 Beaufort and temperatures will range from 13-20 degrees Celsius.

Wednesday May 17 the weather will clear up quite a bit and warm up. It will be choppy in the west and the mountainous country with 2hr/3hr rainy spells.

Thursday May 18 there will also be some dust, but mostly sun. Drilling is expected in Thessaly, Macedonia, Thrace and Thrace.

Friday May 19 there will be clouds inside the country and Saturday May 20 cloudiness will prevail in the central, western and southern regions.

The day of the national elections, Sunday May 21it will be cloudy and misty with mud showers in mountainous northwest Greece, in central and southern Greece.

The temperature is expected to be 23°C in the center, 16 to 22°C in the north and 23°C in the south.

Climate: How it will play out until Election Sunday, 05/21/23

According to the EMY weekly forecast, Wednesday May 17 in the west, east of Macedonia and Thrace and in the hours of noon and afternoon in the rest of the continent and Crete there will be a temporary increase in cloudiness, with local rains and mainly isolated storms in the mountains. In the afternoon the weather will improve in most areas, except in the northeast. Generally clear weather will prevail in the rest of the country.

Winds will be from the west-southwest 3 to 5 and center and south 6 Beaufort. The temperature will drop slightly and will reach 21 to 22°C in the west and 24 to 26 degrees Celsius in the rest.

Thursday May 18 and Friday May 19 in the northeast, temporary increases in cloudiness are expected with local rains and sporadic storms. In the rest of the country, generally clear weather and only in the afternoon-afternoon in the continental areas will cloudiness develop and there will be local rains or isolated storms, mainly in the northern highlands.

Winds will be out of the west northwest at 3 to 5 Beaufort. The temperature will not change appreciably.

On Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21 In the Ionian and continental regions cloudiness is forecast and in the afternoon to afternoon -mainly in the north- local rains or showers. In the rest of the country, little cloudiness.

Winds will blow west from east directions 6 to 7, east from north 4 to 6 Beaufort, but gradually weaken on Sunday. The temperature will rise slightly.

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