A band of heavy rain crossed the region on Thursday night. 10-20mm of rain fell in a short period of time which is around 30% of what normally falls in the month of March. This has led to media reports on Friday morning of deteriorating ground conditions with fields becoming muddy and waterlogged around Eidomeni
Drier conditions are expected through this weekend, although temperatures overnight are expected to be slightly cooler than that experienced this week so far. Prolonged exposure to low temperatures by those sleeping in nonwinterised shelter or remain outside overnight may lead to an increased number of people with specific needs presenting respiratory illnesses.
Research has shown negative health effects start at relatively modest low temperatures, especially below 4-8ºC.