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Happy Spring Equinox Day! Weather forecast for Easter 2017

Spring officially starts today exactly at 12:59 noon, March 20th. Who determines when the spring starts exactly? The good old traditions of watching the sky, the sun and the earth. The spring equinox! In the northern hemisphere, the beginning of spring comes in form of vernal equinox. Astronomically spring arrives …

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Weather Warning: Rainstorms, Gale Winds, Haze Mar 10-13/2017

With a statement issued on Friday, Greece’s National Weather Service (EMY) warns of a weather deterioration with strong rain storms, gale winds and haze. Low Galateia will initially strike the north-west of the country with strong rain storms  that will be accompanied locally with gale winds and haze. Weather forecast …

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Red Tide in Thessaloniki turns sea red

A phenomenon known as “red tide” appeared in the Thermaikos Gulf and across the shores of Thessaloniki, the second biggest city of Greece. The sea has been discolored and turned into red. Red Tide is a common name for a phenomenon known as an algal bloom (large concentrations of aquatic …

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Weather: UK competes Greece with temperatures up to 17C

What? Whether in UK will be warmer than in Greece? Temperatures are set to hit highs of 17 degrees Celsius in UK, while they hardly reach 14-16 C in Greece? Temperatures in UK will reportedly be hotter than in Greece or even Dubai. Are we serious? Seriously! UK’s Meteorology Office …

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Weather: Snow, frost, strong north winds, freezing temperature

Have you seen a cat walking backwards? Incredibly quickly? Then turn around and rush to a room in the back of the house – as far away as possible from the balcony door? This is what I saw this morning, when I opened the one of the doors on the …

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Crete: Strong rainstorms damage roads, cause landslides (pcts, video)

A strong rainstorm that hit the Chania prefecture in Western Crete on Friday night turned roads into rivers  and caused extensive damage to the road network. The heavy rainfalls triggered landslides across the rural and national roads. According to e-kriti.gr, the fire brigades received more than 25 calls to pump …

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Epirus: Huge rescue operation for snowed-in horses (video)

Twenty horses have been snowed in on the mountains of Epirus in Western Greece and their lives were at risk due to heavy snow and lack of grazing opportunities. A huge rescue operation was set up to move the horses in safety. The horses were trapped in the snow in …

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One dead as “Russian” cold snap and snow sweep across Greece

On more bad weather front with snowfall and temperature below the freezing point is expected to reach Greece on Thursday. Coming directly from Russia, the front will affect mostly the mainland but also the many islands in the north and eastern Aegean sea. Dense snowfall is expected in Central Macedonia, …

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Weather Warning: Thunderstorms, Snowfalls, Wind up to 9B

Greece National Meteorology Service issued a weather warning on Monday, forecasting deterioration of the weather with showers, thunderstorms, snow falls and strong winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 Beaufort. The bad weather front is expected to set in as of Monday evening, January 23rd 2017. Rain and thunderstorms …

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“Victor” strikes Zakynthos with unprecedented hail fall (pictures)

Low Ariadne left, Victor came. And stroke mainly the West of Greece with snow, hale and rain. The new wave of bad weather is in full development and affected many parts of the country. An unprecedented hail fall hit the Ionian island of Zakynthos on Monday morning. According to reports …

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Only in snowy Greece possible: Tough guys in action (video)

During the week-long extreme weather horror, the majority of Greeks complained and swore loud about the snow the freezing temperatures the slippery roads the inefficiency of the state the mayors and municipalities the Public Power Company the Water Company the Telephone Company the plumbers the electricians the home constructors the …

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Snow in Athens: Dusted Acropolis and lots of Snowmen – Amazing pictures & videos

Millions of snowflakes started to fall short after 6:30 pm on Monday. The much expected snow had arrived in downtown Athens and the suburbs – even those in the south. The snowflakes fell quick and soft and covered first the cars, then the trees and the plants. And had Athenians …

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