Hurricane Alphis strikes Greece: the country is covered in snow, schools have closed
The storm reached Greece and led to roadblocks and the closure of many public transport routes.
The students moved to distance learning, and the residents were instructed to stay at home.
Temperatures have reached minus 10 degrees Celsius.
On Wednesday the storm will hit the country: it will be rainy and stormy - and snow will fall in Jerusalem
Monday, 24 January 2022, 16:46 Updated: 17:39
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In the video: Storm Elphis painted Greece white (Photo: Reuters)
The Elphis storm, which is making its way to Israel, hit Greece in full force today (Monday) - snow covered the country, schools were closed, roads were blocked and train and bus routes were shut down.
Schools are closed until tomorrow, and students are learning from a distance.
Employees in public positions were advised to leave work as early as possible.
Authorities instructed citizens, with the help of cell phone alerts, to stay at home and, if necessary, use snow chains for the car wheels.
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Employees in public positions were advised to leave work early.
Athens, today (Photo: Reuters)
Many cars got stuck in the heavy snow. Fire and rescue authorities received dozens of calls from people stuck in their vehicles, or from people in need of rescue or getting to the hospital. Temperatures in Athens have reached minus 10 degrees Celsius.
The Alfis winter system is expected to arrive in the country on Wednesday. Dr. Amit
, senior deputy director of the Meteorological Service's Operational Meteorology Service, explained that this was going to be a "significant but short weather system."
On Mount Hermon and in the northern Golan Heights. There is a slight risk of flooding in the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea. Colder than usual. During the night there is a chance of an accident
. The snow will continue to fall on Mount Hermon and in the northern Golan Heights.
The students moved on to distance learning.
Athens, today (Photo: AP, Michael Varaklas)
On Wednesday, when Storm Alphis arrives in Israel, it will be cold, rainy and stormy in all parts of the country.
The snow will continue to fall on Mount Hermon, in the northern Golan Heights and also in the high peaks of the Galilee mountains - and at noon, it is expected to fall in Jerusalem as well.
There are fears of flooding in coastal cities and floods in the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea.
During the night the precipitation and winds will gradually weaken, and this will continue on Thursday - it will continue to rain from time to time from the north of the country to the northern Negev, and in Hermon and the northern Golan Heights it will rain lightly.
However, it will still be easier than usual for the season.
Following the impending storm, special preparations began in the local authorities, as well as among the rescue and rescue teams.
The police are sharpening the precautionary rules for safe driving in the winter, and the authorities where it is expected to snow are preparing to clear the snow that will pile up on the roads.
A special alert was also recorded in the IDF, where instructions were passed to all units, with an emphasis on those who are part of the ground forces who train. The units will be approved at two senior levels by the commander of the training framework.