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15 minutes of rain turn main roads on Santorini into rivers (pictures)

It needed a powerful rainfall that lasted just 15 minutes to show the infrastructure problems on the island of Santorini, a favorite destination for millions of tourists every year. Friday night and the main road of Emborio was turned into a stream of rushing waters sweeping away cars, stones and …

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UPD Hundreds stranded on Athens-Lamia Highway due to snow

Professional truck drivers and private motorists, families with children on their way to Christmas holidays, stranded for several hours on Athens-Lamia Highway due to the snow fall. Media report of a 14-km long queues from the 118th to the 132th km on the lanes to Lamia, at the height of …

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Heavy snowfalls close national highways, leave villages without electricity

Heavy snowfalls have closed parts of national highways and regional roads and left several villages without electricity. Strong winds in the south Aegean and the Ionian Sea disrupt sea traffic. Exactly as meteorologists forecast, winter started on Thursday with heavy snow falls and freezing temperatures in many regions of Greece.  …

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Stormy winds drift anchored ship MAKEDONIA, spark pollution fearss

Passenger ro-ro ship MAKEDONIA II dragged anchor in Selinia Kinosoura waters, Salamina Island, Gulf of Saronic, Greece, at night Dec 16 in stormy weather. Derelict and unmanned ship is either in lay-up or decommissioned, for quite a long time, judging from her looks. Fearing possible oil leak, maritime authorities fenced …

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Torrential rains and closed streams flood large areas in Rodopi, NE Greece (videos)

At least thirty houses were flooded and many animals were drowned when torrential rains fell in the prefecture of Rodopi in North-East Greece and set large parts of the region under water. It rained without a break from Saturday evening until Sunday noon. Roads turned into rivers and several people …

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Weather for every taste: Snow and thunderstorms, stormy south winds and sunshine

A gradual weather deterioration is expected from the North-West, with rain- and thunderstorms and snow, but also strong south winds with mud-rain. The weather deterioration will affect almost the entire country until late Saturday evening and large parts on Sunday. Forecast Saturday, Dec 16 2017 The weather phenomena will be …

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Weather forecast warns of sharp temperature drop, snow, rain and very strong winds

Winter is rushing to get us in its grip even though the last two days were sunny and bright with south winds. Greece’s meteorologists forecast bad weather ahead with sharp temperature drop, snow even in the mountain areas around Attica, strong winds on the islands and frost in North Greece. …

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Weather warning: Strong rain- and thunderstorms and very strong winds up to 9+B

A bad weather front from the North-West comes with strong rainfalls, thunderstorms, locally hail-falls and very strong winds up to 8 and 9 Beaufort. Locally even stronger winds. According to Greece’ National Meteorology Service (EMY), the areas affected are: Thursday Nov 30/2017 The islands in the Ionian Sea, Epirus, West …

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Bad weather warning with strong rainfalls, wind up to 9B and snow

Greece’s National Meteorology Service (EMY) has issued a warning on a weather deterioration with strong rainfalls and thunderstorms, winds up to 9 Beaufort and snowfalls in mountainous areas above 600m. The weather deterioration is expected to be of relative short duration and to come from the West. Weather Forecast areas …

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First winter snow falls in the mountainous outskirts of Athens

A sudden temperature drop brought snow in the mountainous outskirts of Athens on Monday.  The first snow of the year fell on the Mountain of Parnitha in Nort-West Athens. Video Bafi shelter Screenshots from Live cam from the Bafi shelter at an altitude of 1,161 meter. With 1,413 m elevation, …

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Three more bodies recovered, death toll in flash floods increased to 19

Three more bodies have been recovered in the floods of West Attica on Saturday morning increasing the number of dead into 19. Crews keep searching for missing persons. The body of one man buried under tons of mud was found near the depot of the Municipality of Mandra at the …

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Short and powerful rainstorm floods Keratsini suburb of Pireaus (picts, videos)

One more area was flooded on Friday morning when a short but powerful rain-and thunderstorm stroke the West Attica. This time the bad weather front stroke Keratsini suburb of Piraeus in West Attica. Ten kilometers way from downtown Athens, the capital of a European country in the 21st century. Torrential …

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Weather Warning: Meteorologists forecast rain- and thunderstorms, winds up to 10B, a Medicane in the Ionian Sea

Greece’s meteorologists are warning of extreme weather phenomena with powerful rain- and thunderstorms, very strong winds but also a Mediterranean Hurricane (Medicane) in the next days. Weather Forecast Nov 15-19 2017 According to National Meteorology Service EMY, analytically, areas affected will be: Nov 15 the Ionian Sea, Epirus, West Sterea, …

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Death toll reaches 15, still 3 missing in floods. PM Tsipras declares ‘national mourning’

The drama in West Attica floods has no end.  The bodies of more and more people who died in the floods have been recovered. The majority of them were elderly trapped in their homes, unable to escape the powerful force of the rushing waters bring mud and rubble from the …

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+++ Ten people die, several missing in West Attica floods, dramatic rescue operations (videos, picts)

Hour by hour the death toll in West Attica floods is increasing, while an unknown number of missing people has been reported to authorities by concerned relatives. The body of an 82-year-old woman was found by fire fighters short before 10 a.m. Wednesday. The woman was trapped inside her home …

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Four dead, three injured in West Attica floods, tons of water turn towns into mud lakes (videos, picts)

Torrential rains that started in the dawn of Wednesday and kept sending tons of water in Western Attica have flooded homes and shops in Mandra and Nea Peramos, the wider area of Megara as well as parts of the old and the new Athens-Corinth highway. Two elderly lost their lives …

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Symi in State of Emergency after powerful thunderstorm, island without power (pictures, video)

State of Emergency has been declared for the island of Symi that was badly hit by extreme weather phenomena with torrential rain and hail-falls on Monday.  The daylight shows extensive damage to all infrastructure on the island, flooded homes and businesses and tons of mud on the streets. Special machinery …

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