Strong winds cause disruption around Greece

A fresh deterioration in weather conditions on Monday caused problems across the country, with strong winds in northern Greece uprooting a number of trees in various parts of Thessaloniki and blowing road signs and scaffolding onto a section of the northern port city’s ring road, forcing its closure.

Winds that reached gale force at sea caused problems with coastal shipping too, with ferry services from Piraeus to the Aegean islands suspended in the early afternoon and no services from the ports of Rafina and Lavrio.

As temperatures took another dive, Piraeus municipal authorities were on Monday prompted to open venues, chiefly senior citizens’ day centers in the area, to accommodate the homeless.