Many Israelis will fly overseas in the coming days for a Sukkot vacation, with two of the most sought-after destinations being Britain and Greece. Unfortunately, unusual weather will hit both countries over the next few days, which could affect the vacations of many tourists, but there is also good news – many of the tourist cities will be out of range of the unusual weather.
Let's start with Greece: Storm Elias is currently hitting the center of the country, but a map published in the Greek media shows that the capital Athens is out of range of the storm, as is Rhodes – two destinations that are considered very popular among tourists. Where will the storm be felt? In the Peloponnese, Larissa, Skiathos and elsewhere in the center of the country. Rain is also expected to fall in Crete over the next few days, but far less than expected rainfall in the central part of the country and in the storm regions.
Greece (archive), photo: Oren Ben Hakon
As mentioned, Greece will not be the only country where unusual weather will be felt, and it will be joined by Britain. Most of the kingdom will experience strong winds (expected to reach speeds of more than 100 km/h in many parts of the country) and quite a bit of rain. Among the areas where a yellow warning has been issued are Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and more.
Israeli tourists who are supposed to fly to London will be happy to discover that the city will be affected very little by that storm. According to the forecast, there may be strong winds in the British capital, but much less intense than those felt in the areas of the storm, which has been named Agnes.
London (archive), photo: Reuters
However, a strike is expected to take place on the London Underground on October 4 and 6. According to the UK government website, the strike is also expected to affect morning trains the next day and burden public transport by buses and taxis, which could also cause significant traffic congestion.
Due to the weather in both countries, there may be an impact on the operations of airports located in the storm zones, and possibly beyond. In quite a few cases, disruptions of major airports in certain areas may also affect nearby airports to some extent, but at the moment it is unclear whether this will be the case in them as well.
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