Outlook for Greek Islands | 20 February – 21 February 2016 - Weather Forecast Prepared 12:00 CET 19 February 2016

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Weather Outlook for the Greek Islands

A low pressure system will track into the Aegean on Saturday night bringing rain showers and a risk of some heavy thunderstorms to the Islands like Lesvos and Chios. The system will move away to the south east on Sunday morning.

Due to the strong winds seas will become rough with moderate, occasionally large waves developing between the Greek Islands and Turkey.

Conditions at sea are expected to be challenging on Sunday, when conditions may become dangerous at times for small boats. Analysis on previous events suggests a reduction in arrivals to the Greek Islands is likely in association with increased wave heights. This will be a short lived with waves becoming slight again by Monday morning.

Weather Details for the Greek Islands:


Cloudy with periods of showery rain across the Greek Islands through the period, and a risk of thunderstorms developing later on Saturday.

Wind and Waves:

Winds will be from the southwest on Saturday evening when they will become strong around 20-30kts (10-15m/s) and then change to northerly later in the night and on Sunday morning. Winds will soon decrease on Sunday afternoon. Wave heights between the Greek Islands and mainland Turkey will generally be around 1m throughout this period, but will increase temporarily to 1.5m early on Sunday morning.