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Samos: Powerful storm, impressive pictures by local photographer

One of the stongest storms of the last years stroke the island of Samos on Saturday night. The powerful phenomenon not only caused power cuts and problems in the road network. It also created an impressive scenery that local photographer Manolis Thravalos captured with his camera. “Thousands of lightnings turned …

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Greece Weather skips Autumn, goes from Late Summer to Early Winter

It looks as if Greece’s weather has skipped autumn this year temperature-wise. Still last week temperatures in Greece reached up to 26 and 27 degrees Celsius, calm waters and full sunshine. This week, however, temperatures are forecast to dramatically drop and bring “early winter.” According to meteorologists, temperatures are expected …

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National Meteo’s Weather Warning with Rainfalls, Thunderstorms and Snow

Greece’s National Meteorological Service has issued a warning of sudden weather deterioration with rainfalls and thunderstorms and snowfalls on the mountains. According to the EMY weather warning, the main features of the weather deterioration will be: rainfalls and thunderstorms locally very strong, possible hale-falls and very strong winds. The bad …

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Impressive waterspout on Poros causes power outages (video)

A huge waterspout was formed on the island of Poros in the Saronic Gulf on September 20th 2018. Medicane Zorbas had started already to strike South-West Greece, when this phenomenons occurred. The video was uploaded by Giannis Dimitriadis, the mayor of Poros. The waterspout occurred at 2 p.m. Saturday in …

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27-year-old man missing in Evia floods found alive 36 hours later

A 27-year-old man missing in floods since Saturday night, was found and rescued on Monday morning. It was locals who heard somebody shouting for help from afar and informed the Fire Service. Three people are still missing, one dead as Medicane Zorbas battered Greece. The young man was missing for …

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250 tourists evacuated after Medicane Zorbas caused flash floods on Skiathos

Torrential rainfalls hit the island of Skiathos as Medicane Zorbas swept over the Sporades island on Sunday. Tons of rainwater poured down and flooded several areas on the island, a favorite tourist’s destination. At least 250 tourists were brought from small hotels and other facilities to safety in a big …

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Greece’ Meteo Service: Updated Weather Warning for Sept 30-Oct 1

Greece’ National Meteorological Service has issued a weather warning with regards to the phenomena along the path of Mediterranean Cyclone Zorbas that is currently sweeping across the country. At the same time, Civil Protection is appealing at citizens and especially motorists to keep with protection measures and to not take risks. …

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Three people missing in Evia as Medicane Zorbas is sweeping across Greece

Medicane Zorbas is sweeping across Greece and leaves behind chaos: flooded towns and villages, swollen rivers and streams, collapsed bridges, damaged infrastructure, areas without electricity. Three people are reportedly missing on Sunday in North Evia, that was hit by torrential rains in the night form Saturday to Sunday. Police and …

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Medicane Zorbas: Extreme weather phenomena forecast until Monday, Oct 1

Greece’s National Meteorological Service issued an updated Red Alert Warning on Saturday afternoon. The warning refers to the extreme weather phenomena that strike the country in the form of Mediterranean Cyclone Zorbas. The word ‘Medicane” deprives from “Mediterranean” and “hurricane”, a phenomenon that is rare in the Mediterranean basin. In …

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Greece’s Medicane Zorbas strikes SW Peloponnese (videos, pictures)

It was short after 10 o’ clock on Saturday morning when Mediterranean Cyclone Zorbas stroke the Prefecture of Messinia in South-West Peloponnese, in South Greece. “Initially it was just rough sea, when suddenly strong wind started to blow and rain fell,” a local reporter said. In the Gulf of Messinia, …

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Ferries to Aegean Sea docked, sea traffic disruptions as Cyclone strikes Greece

Ferries to the island groups of the Cyclades and the Dodecanese remain docked at the ports of Piraeus and Rafina since Saturday (Sept 29/2018) morning due to gale force winds in the Central and East Aegean Sea. The sailing ban follows a relevant decision by the Greek Coast Guard. Mediterranean …

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Medicane Zorbas: Greece’s Civil Protection Cyclone Warning

Greece’s Civil Protection authorities are on high alert awaiting for the Mediterranean Cyclone to strike the country. Fire Service. Police, Coast Guard  and other state bodies are on alert to deploy teams to areas most hit by the Medicane. There is a sailing ban for ferries to the Aegean Sea …

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