Yesterday, Athens in Greece could report a light snowfall in the city. This caused chaos and fascination among the light dressed people in the summer city.
Trains got stuck, cars wouldn’t start, and people slipped on the slippery ice. This resulted in many people had to stay home from work and school. This is the first snowfall in Greece since 1956, when a snowstorm hit the coast line. Professor Bernard Bean in Britain Weather Centre, says the reason for the sudden climate change can have a human caused reason. But the Greece inhabitants are not the only ones having unusual weather. The people in Norway are also feeling the strange phenomenon. In this part of the year they normally have -15 to - 20 Celsius degrees and great skiing conditions, but the summer came early, and many slopes are closed.
– The people in Oslo haven’t been able to ski all year! Says Bjørnar Mikkelbust, leader in the Norwegian skiing comity.
Not everyone in Athens thinks the snow is a bad thing. The kids have been playing outdoors in the snow all day, since they didn’t make it too school. The picture shows an angel in the snow, made by one of the local kids near the train station.
–It’s cool to play in the snow, it’s cold but very exiting! I wish we could have snow more often, I love to make angels in the snow! Says Rita Aristotle (6).
Bernard Bean on the other hand, doesn’t think the snow will be a normal thing in Greece. -I think this is a once in a lifetime experience.. At least I hope so, because this is not normal.
The temperature in Norway is reported to stabilise when spring comes, - at the same time the angels in the snow are slowly melting away in Greece.