The Greek National Observatory of Athens released the weather records for 2019 according to its meteo station reports. °
The highest precipitation levels were recorded in the region of Chania, Crete (2,896 mm) while Athens experienced the rainiest year in the last 15 years. On the contrary, the lowest annual rainfall level was recorded in northern Greece.
The highest temperatures were recorded during the three intense heat waves that hit the country on July 7-10, August 3 and August 10-12.
The highest temperatures were recorded in the village Halki in the region of Larissa (41.9C on July 8), in the city of Larissa (41.6C on July 7) and in the village Theologos in the region of Fthiotida (41.4C on August 3).
The lowest temperatures were recorded in the village Neos Kafkasos in Florina (-22.5° C on January 6), in Nevrokopi (-20.9 C on January 8) and in the town of Grevena (-19.9 C on January 8).
Thirteen bad weather front affected the country during 2019. Five of them stroke Greece in January and three in December.