Heavy rainfall and strong winds led to traffic problems and short power outages on Friday as well as flooding dozens of ground-floor and basement homes and stores.

The fire service received dozens of telephone calls to pump the water out of flooded properties while the heavy rainfall also caused problems on many major roads.

A small whirlwind caused damage on the Ionian island of Zakynthos while snow fell in Grevana and other parts of northern Greece as temperatures dropped.