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Heat Wave to Hit Greece this week

Temperatures gradually rise from today until Saturday, when the thermometer will show 40 degrees Celsius in most parts of Greece. Today and tomorrow, July 13th and 14th, temperatures are expected to hit 38/39 degrees Celsius. We are lucky to have some winds blowing and not just boil and grill on …

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Temperatures up to 25 C over the weekend –

Nice weather over the weekend! Weather forecast speaks of temperatures up to 25 degrees Celsius across Greece. There will be some clouds in some areas but mostly we will enjoy a beautiful April weather. It’s high time to plan a nice excursion outside the city. Then what does a human need more …

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Greece Weather: Frost and Freezing Temperatures – Forecast

Snow weather has been gradually drawing back, however frost and freezing temperatures prevail. Many schools in several regions and suburbs of northeast Attica basin are closed today due to bad road conditions. Problems in transportation and electricity continue. It doesn’t take much snow to have the country paralyzed, especially the …

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Greece in the grip of Snow Weather – Motorists stuck in Highways

Greece is in the grip of snow weather that started Monday afternoon with low temperatures, snow, sleet and strong winds reaching up to 9-10 Beaufort (North Aegean Sea). The national highway from Athens to Lamia was closed to traffic after 08:00 pm due to particularly extreme weather conditions hitting the area …

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Snow and Icy Cold Weather on the way to Greece

Brrrrr….. even when I read the weather forecast for Greece in general and Athens in particular I can’t help it …I start freezing. The bad weather front is coming on Clean Monday, March 7, the day Greeks plan to spend eating ‘lent’ food and lift kites. Low temperatures and heavy …

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Heavy rains flood main roads in Athens (pictures)

Roads turned into lakes and rivers after heavy rains poured for hours in Athens. Main streets were flooded mainly due to clogged manholes. In some suburbs, like Glyfada, the water level reached 40 cm. In Athens coastal main road , Posidonos Avenue, cars, trucks and the tram were jammed as several “water fountains” sparkled in …

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Greek Scientists disprove NASA on Alien discovery: Athens residents breathe Arsenic and they are still alive!

Do you remember the Hollies’ song “All I need is the air that I breathe… and to love you” ? Reading the shocking report about the composition of  the atmospheric air in Athens, I propose you stick to love and get an oxygen mask! Then the air that we breathe day-in …

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Brrrr… It’s cold in Greece… at last!

Finally, it’s winter! Temperature dropped and snow has covered quite some regions of Greece, mostly in the North. In Athens things are not much better, as rain is falling and it’s freezing cold. My two cats have left their favorite places at my study then I have at least one balcony door …

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Sun in Athens, Floods in Samos, Strikes everywhere…

I had originally decided not to post any negative news over this weekend. This decision of mine turns to be a rather difficult task as Greeks in general and Athenians in particular will face the “hell on earth” in terms of public transport: workers will either go on 24-hours strikes …

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Why Europe’s North freezes and the South goes bathing?

Why does Europe’s North sinks in the snow and the South enjoys lukewarm spring days? Because in the South people have no money to buy heating oil…. Just kidding! That would be a logical explanation, if only the weather had nothing to do with economic crisis and austerity. Greek newspaper TA …

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How to Check if Weather Temperatures are Extremely High

This seems to be my favorite topic during this summer. The never ending heat wave! It is my favorite for two reasons: 1) I hate continuous heat! 2) I love to write about it! I consider it as one of the  ‘light” issues to write about. I don’t have to do …

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Weather in Athens: Hottest August Ever?

The hot soup we live in, here in Athens  these days is unbelievable!  Temperature was  39 degrees C at 5.30 pm today, in the shadow of my balcony. Humidity, total lack of wind  and smog make my hands stick, turn my brain into mash and cause a biting feeling in …

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Athens under attack! Heat-wave, public-transport strike & ‘smog’ take our breath away!

Athens is boiling today! 36 C in shadow, 45 C in the sun (measured in my balcony) . Dust from the Sahara turns heaven yellow Traffic jam in all major streets. This morning people left their homes for work by driving their own cars. Metro drivers are on a 48-hour strike. …

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