The last four days have brought significant rainfall in Crete. In the Chania region, the total amount of rainfall reached up to 220 millimeters (Askifos), and in the Rethymno region (Spili, Potamon) 150 millimeters . Another ten weather stations recorded over 100 mm of rainfall. Snowfall occurred in areas slightly higher than 600 m above sea level. Specifically, it was white in the village of Anogia, on the Omalos and Katharu plateaus, and in places where the altitude exceeds 800 meters above sea level, there was about 15 cm of white snow. The precipitation was accompanied by cold and strong winds. The front with the aptly named Avgi is responsible for this winter weather.
Initially, it was predicted that Avgi would bring much worse weather, but the pessimistic forecasts did not come true one hundred percent. Roads remain passable and no particular problems have been reported in villages. Meteorologists indicate that the Aegean Sea, which is too warm for this time of year, is responsible for mitigating the effects of the winter front.
At the moment, everything indicates that the winter weather will not stay for long in Crete. Meteorologists predict that it will slowly start to subside from tomorrow. Additionally, it is possible that in a few days the thermometers will show temperatures as low as 20 degrees.