At the end of September 2017, two meteorological stations were installed in the mountains of Crete, one of whose tasks is to study the thickness of the snow cover. One of them was installed at an altitude of 1,400 m above sea level near the Nida Plateau. The second station is located in the White Mountains near the Kallergi hostel, which is located at an altitude of 1650 m. Currently, thanks to these stations it is possible to precisely determine the thickness of the snow cover in the mountains of Crete.
According to information provided by the Greek weather services, on Saturday in the White Mountains a snow cover of almost 1 meter was registered, while in the Nida region the amount of snow is estimated at around 70 cm. Meteorologists stress that these values are certainly greater for the mountainous regions above the measurement stations.
In the graphic below you can also see in which regions of Crete the snow cover is visible. This map has been developed on the basis of satellite images, which, however, do not take into account the amount of snow.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that both places are the two southernmost European measuring stations in which the thickness of the snow cover is examined.