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Greece Weather forecast with rainstorms, hail and strong winds

Greece’s National Meteorology Service EMY issued a new weather warning on Wednesday. The warning is issued for Wednesday, Tuesday and Friday, May 24-26 2017. It forecast rainstorms, hail falls and strong winds up to 7 Beaufort locally. However, temperatures remain high according to seasonal levels. A rainstorm hit the area …

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Weather warning: Rain, storm, hail and wind up to 7 Beaufort

A quick deterioration of weather after the heat wave over the last weekend. Rainfalls, storms, hail, north winds up to 7 Beaufort and temperature drop. The bad weather front is expected to set initially in Central Macedonia and later across the country. The Greek National Meteorological Service has issued a …

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Crete: Car filmed driving backwards on highway VIDEO

“Why bother and drive a couple kilometers more for the next exit, when I just passed the exit to my village?” This is what a driver apparently thought and decided to drive backwards on the highway. Driving backwards? On a highway? It was just a miracle that no accident happened, …

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Weather Greece: Temperature up to 26°-27° Celsius over the weekend

Spring time. March. Exceptional temperatures up to 26 and 27 degrees Celsius. In the sun or in the shadow it doesn’t matter. Just like in June! The weather forecast for Friday, Saturday and Sunday is very promising. Fair weather until you can take no more… Very few clouds locally. But …

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Steven Cook: Scotland Yard in Crete investigates death causes

Scotland Yard units have traveled to the island of Crete and conduct investigation about the death causes of Steven Cook, the Briton who went missing twelve years ago. According to local media, policemen and experts of UK’s Scotland Yard traveled to the village of Malia and conduct thorough investigation in …

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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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Athens: Cretan farmers out of control clash with riot police

Anger, brawl, smash, sticks, stones, tear gas, sound flares, injuries, detentions. This is the picture at Vathis Square in downtown Athens on Wednesday morning, after hundreds of angry farmers from Crete set out to protest taxation and social security contributions. First, the farmers first got angry because of  the presence …

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Locals leave flowers where the human remains of missing Steven Cook were found

A couple of messages, a flower bouquet. Locals and expats expressed their sorrow about Steven Cook, whose remains were found in a deep well in Malia last week. 20-year-old Steven Cook from UK went missing in 2005 during holidays in Crete. Steven Cook, from Sandbach, Cheshire, was on his first …

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Nuts in Chania: A dangerous ‘game’ with parked vehicles

Some people have apparently found a new weird hobby that not only angers the local community, it can also set lives at risk. Several such incidents have been recorded recently in the city of Chania on the island of Crete. The new hobby of a group of brainless and obviously …

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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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