The islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia and Ithaca were the first to be hit. The ferry connections to the mainland were suspended due to the hurricane, which the meteorologists called Ianos. An improvement in the weather is not expected until Sunday.
One drug is severe depression that is accompanied by strong winds and rain. They can form over the Mediterranean Sea towards the end of summer when the water temperatures are still high. As soon as the storm hits the mainland, it loses its intensity. “It used to be a rare phenomenon in the Mediterranean,” said Kostas Lagouvardos, head of the Greek weather service.
The regions expected to be hardest hit, with the exception of the islands in the Ionian Sea, are the Peloponnese peninsula, central Greece and, in part, the island of Crete.
“But we can’t say exactly which direction the drug will go,” Lagouvardos said on state television. He added that heavy rains and stormy winds are also expected for Athens on Friday.