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Hottest August Weekend with 41° Celsius in the Shadow

Lucky are the ones living near the sea. Greece will “boil” for one more time, but most likely the last one for this summer. Then it would be extremely odd, to have a heat wave in September… In some parts of Greece, temperatures are expected to reach 41° Celsius on …

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Another Heat Wave Hits Greece (4-8 Aug/2012)

Get together with bathing suits, sun umbrellas and high protection creams and move to the nearest beach,  as soon as possible. Another heat wave is about to occupy Greece from August 4th to 8th, 2012. According to the forecasts by weather girls and boys, temperatures are expected to reach even …

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Athens: Low-Emission Cars to Drive Through Greece’s Capital as of Sept 1/2012

As I have been permanently about the air-pollution in Athens, I should be fair and post about the new measures to be applied as of September 1 st 2012 and allowing only low-emissions car to drive through the centre of the Greek capital. Below the new measure as posted by daily Kathimerini:  The …

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Greece: Finally Some Summer Breeze…. :)

The heat wave that held Greece in its grip for ten days is finally gone! Temperature fell down some 8 degrees Celsius in comparison to yesterday. North winds are blowing, in several  regions with an intensity of 8 Beaufort. We opened balcony doors and windows to let the cooling breeze in. …

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Athens/Thessaloniki: Heat Wave “Dissolves” Pensioners’ Protests

Pensioners from several private and public sector  insurance funds gathered on Thursday morning at Kotzia Square in Athens and Aristotelous Square in Thessaloniki to protest the austerity measures especially in the health sector.   Several hundreds aging men and women marched to Health Ministry holding banners and shouting slogans against the …

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This Summer’s Hottest Day: 42° C in Athens

Today is this summer’s hottest day: temperatures are expected to climb up to 42 degrees Celsius in Athens. In the shadow. However in the sun, in public buses without air-condition, near the bakery’s oven or close to the charcoal grill of a souvlaki grill the thermometer can climb much higher. …

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Prolonged Heat Wave to Hit Greece

Hardly am I back from the beautiful island of Kos where I spent a rather fresh week, and the cauldron called Athens started to boil. Already before noon and temperature was 34 degrees Celsius – in the shadow. A very slight breeze is blowing form the North allowing us to …

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Mini Heat Wave over Week End: Greeks to Seek Beaches at 39° C

Greece is exposed to a mini heat wave over Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, 2012. Temperatures are expected to rise up to 39 degrees Celsius. Air Conditioners and fans are working at full speed, while thousands are expected to spend the week end at the wonderful Greek beaches. wow! from …

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Is this “April” or “November”?

What a weather! Rain, rain and rain. And wind, wind and wind! Stormy winds are blowing with an intensity of 8 Beaufort locally causing problems in the sea transport. Quite some ferries heading to the Cyclades islands had to remain docked at Piraeus port this morning. The morning storm that hit …

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Athenians Freeze as Snow Falls and Icy Wind Blowing (videos)

Temperatures below zero, frost, snowfall. These are the features of the ice cold weather that hit Greece coming from Siberian Russia. In Athens, temperatures fell at -1 degrees Celsius in the morning and snowflakes fell even at the sea coast of the Greek capital. Schools were closed in some northern …

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Ice Weather Front with Freezing Temperatures Reaches Greece

A cold weather front with freezing temperatures and snow falls has reached Greece. in the last hours. The snow falls caused many problems in the road networks in Northern Greece and Peloponnese. The cold weather coming form Russia will remain in Greece for a couple of days. The winds will …

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Freezing Greece in the Clamp of Frost; -24°C in Florina

An icy cold weather front with freezing temperatures has reached Greece from Poland, with many areas in the north of the country being in the grip of frost. In Florina, western Macedonia, schools are closed on Monday, as the thermometer shows 24 degrees Celsius below zero. In Grevena, Kastoria and Kozani, …

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Extreme Weather Conditions Hit Greece – Video: Waves Sweep Cars

Greece is trapped in the grip of extreme weather conditions with strong winds reaching even 10 Beaufort, rain, snow and low temperatures and big waves sweeping everything on their way on shore. Rivers flooded due to continuous rainfalls and winds swept away snow masses with the effect that many roads were closed to …

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Christmas 2011: The Weather in Greece

Cold, snow and rain will be present in Greece on December 24-26th 2011, making the dream of “White Christmas” come true. Northern Greece will freeze with temperatures of even -9 degrees Celsius and frost that will turn roads into sliding mirrors. Snow will fall even in Attica, in the northern …

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