Wet and wintry conditions to set in Thursday

The unseasonably good weather of the past few weeks is set to deteriorate radically from Thursday with heavy rain, thunderstorms, strong winds and a sharp drop in temperatures forecast for many parts of the country and even a chance of snow in mountainous parts.

The change in weather started on Wednesday night in northern Greece, with rain in parts of the capital, and spread southward with the islands of the Aegean set to be affected on Thursday.