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Dramatic rescue of bus passengers trapped in floods (video, picts)

A public bus got trapped in  a “lake” created by the heavy rainfall of Thursday in Koufalia area of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece. With the driver insisting on driving, the bus was soon covered almost on half height with the waters. The terrified passengers climbed on top of the bus, …

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UPD Stormy weather strikes Greece: 4 dead, 2 missing (video, picts)

The stormy weather that has been striking Greece for the last two days turned especially intensive on Tuesday night across the country. Heavy rainfall and floods caused the death of three people in Messinia, south Peloponnese. Three people have been missing in Peloponnese and in Nea Michaniona in Thessaloniki in …

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More than 25,000 Lightning strike Northern Greece within 12 hours

An unusual high activity of lightning has been recorded in Northern Greece on Monday, when a wet weather front hit the area. “More than 25,000 lightning struck Northern Greece within 12 hours, from Monday afternoon to midnight,” Michalis Sioutas, meteorologist at the airport Macedonia in Thessaloniki, claimed adding that “17,000 …

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August arrives with a mini heat wave 38C – 39C

It’s nice to be able to ‘steal’ time and escape to some Greek island near the city of Athens. Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. A short weekend. Fresh air. Crystal clear blue sea. Right there in front of your feet. And a free Wi Fi with weak signal – as …

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Storm in Athens in time lapse (video, June 28/2016)

It was one of the rare phenomena: a strong rain storm in the middle of summer that turned the Greek capital and suburbs into a winter landscape. Tonnes of water but also small hail poured down in a high speed on Tuesday afternoon sending home all grannies hanging out on …

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Another Greek hell day with over 40C: Tips for humans, pets & plants

It’s another hell of the day. Thermometer showed 33.5 C at 10:30 in the morning in the shadow of the balcony. Now it shows devilish 36.5C and it’s just 1:30… I bet, temperature will reach more than 40C today and I hope my many plants won’t decide to tell me …

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Summer’s first Heat Wave on the way: Temperatures to reach 40C in the shadow

The first heat wave of this summer is under way, with temperatures expected to reach 36 degrees Celsius in certain areas of Greece  tomorrow Thursday, June 16th 2016, and reach even 39° – 40°C on Friday and Saturday and in some areas also Sunday and Monday.      18-19 June 2016 …

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Summer storm hits Athens, has fire brigades mobilized to pump water

While Athenians enjoyed Sunday at the beach, they didn’t have to take a long ride on Tuesday. Streets turned into rivers and lakes after a strong summer storm hit the prefecture of Attica, especially the areas in the North. While the sun was shining bright in the morning towards noon, …

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Greek “Mini-Summer” in the middle of April

This is Greece we love: a mini summer in the middle of April. After a warm weekend, temperatures are expected to reach 30 degrees Celsius on Monday and even reach 31° C on Tuesday. Temperatures of such degrees are rather unusual in spring time. Greek meteorologists speak of a “mini …

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Spring begins with day and night at equal length, March 20/2016

We know it’s spring: sunshine, warm temperature. Tomorrow, Sunday, the spring begins officially. It is the earliest spring since 1896!The offical launch of spring is marked with the Spring Equinox, when day and night are equally long. The 2016 vernal or spring  equinox comes on March 20 at 4:30 UTC …

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Greece in the grip of snow and floods – one dead

For a second time this winter, Greece is in the grip of snow weather, with low temperatures, frost but also floods. It has been reportedly snowing since Sunday and millions of snow flakes are falling in the mountains surrounding Athens, as well. The snow weather is causing a lot of …

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Snow weather time also in Athens – Jan16-19/2016

Heavy rainfalls, thunderstorms, snow and haze. These are the features of the bad weather front expected as of tomorrow Saturday, January 16th 2015.  Rainfall with thunderstorm and haze is expected as of the morning in the west, central and north Greece, it will gradually reach other regions as well.  Snow …

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Drastic temperature decrease, snow on New Year’s Eve

The sunshine all through December was rather exceptional. Now the beautiful “spring” in winter with temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius is over. A cold weather front coming from Siberia is expected to reach first the North-Eastern of Greece and quickly spread across the country as of the early hours of …

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“Athens residents shouldn’t use fireplaces due to smog,” says Energy Ministry, Dec 21-22/2015

Every winter the same story. Every winter since 2012 to be fair. A yellow-grey stinky smog cloud is hanging over Greek capital Athens due to the massive usage of fireplaces. Especially harsh is the situation when the weather conditions help the smog particles accumulate. Today the Greek Environment and Energy …

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Rare phenomenon: Tornado over Athens (video)

An unprecedented phenomenon occurred in Athens on Thursday morning: a tornado! The phenomenon was indicative for the severity of the bad weather front that hit the Greek capital this morning and the strong winds. Heavy clouds and strong winds accumulated over the Tourkovounia mountains in the West and extended up to …

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One dead in Athens, after heavy rainfall causes floods Greece

A wave of storm with heavy rainfall and strong thunderstorms hit Greece last night, causing floods in western Peloponnese but also on the island of Kos in the east and the capital Athens. The area of Kyllini has been declared in “state of emergency”. Two people were trapped in their …

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Rainstorm to hit Greece again, Skopelos declared in “state of emergency”

A new front of bad weather is expected in Greece with thunderstorm and rain and the National Meteorological Agency (EMY) has issued a warning. Coming from the West, the bad weather front is expected to hit the Ionian Sea and islands and gradually move to the rest of the mainland …

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