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Medicane Zorbas: Germans tourists abandon yacht before it crashes on rocks (vid)

A group of German tourists abandoned a yacht that was heading to the rocks of the shore of Kyparisi in Lakonia, South Peloponnese. According to the Greek Coast Guard, nine people, all German nationals, were on board of the yacht and all are well and safe. The yacht crashed on …

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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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Greek National Meteo issues Red Alert Weather Warning on Medicane

The Mediterranean Cyclone, Medicane Zorbas, is being rapidly formed and continues to strengthen in early Friday afternoon, Sept 28 2018. The National Meteorological Service has issued a RED ALERT Weather WARNING. The path of the Medicane according to latest forecast. The rare phenomenon is in full development in the South …

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From “Xenophon” to “Zorbas”: Medicane Forecast Sept 27-30/2018

From barometric low “Xenophon” to Medicane “Zorbas.” Stormy winds blowing with intensity 9 and 10 Beaufort are sweeping across Greece and ferries remained docked for second consecutive day on Thursday. On several islands schools remained closed on Thursday and will remain closed also on Friday as Xenophon will keep sweeping …

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Mediterranean Cyclone “Medicane” forecast for Ionian Sea on Friday

Meteorologists forecast a ‘Medicane’, a Mediterranean Cyclone, in the Ionian Sea on Friday, September 28th 2018. The rare phenomenon of a tropical-style cyclone occurs twice a year in the Mediterranean basin. “There is a possibility that a relatively unusual phenomenon, a Mediterranean cyclone or ‘Medicane’, will occur in the south …

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Gale strong winds of up to 10 Beaufort disrupt sea traffic in Greece

Gale strong winds of up to 10 Beaufort disrupt sea traffic and ferries scheduled for the islands in the Aegean remain docked at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio by decision of Port authorities. Ferry boat traffic in several channels  has been halted as well. According to information early …

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Greece’s Meteo Service warns of gusty winds up to 10 B, sharp temperature drop

It was a nice warm weekend with temperatures between 33° – 34° Celsius across Greece.  On Monday, temperatures remain at the same level, which is 7-8 degrees above the average level in late September. However, meteorologists forecast that our nice Greek weather is to radically change as of Monday afternoon, …

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Torrential rains strike Crete, close Samaria Gorge for a day

Torrential rainfalls and heavy lightning created a series of problems on the island of Crete and have the Samaria gorge to be closed for a day. The famous Samaria gorge will remain closed on Friday, Sept 14th 2018, due to serious damages caused by  severe weather conditions a day earlier, …

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Impressive waterspout with small rainbow filmed off Santorini (video)

An impressive waterspout was filmed near Akrotiri on the island of Santorini on August 27th 2018. A waterspout was unusually big for Greece. The waterspout was developed off Santorini and it even formed a rainbow near its base. The video was shot by Kevin Mylrea who was onboard of a …

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Greece’s Meteo Service warns of powerful rainfalls and thunderstorms, gusty winds

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY has issued a weather warning valid for Monday and Tuesday, August 27 and 28, 2018. EMY warns of strong rainfalls and thunderstorms, locally powerful, with possible hale-fall and gusty winds. Rainfall are expected in the early hours of Monday initially in the West mainland and …

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More than 22,000 Lightnings fell in Ionian Sea and Epirus on a single day

An extremely high number of lightning, that is more than 22,000 fell in the Ionian Sea and the mainland of West Greece on a single day. According to ZEUS system of Greece’s National Observatory the extremely high number of lightnings fell in the early morning hours until 5:30 p.m. on …

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Weather: Greek National Meteo warns of rain, thunderstorms Aug 15-16

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY has issued a weather warning for August 15 and 16, 2018. The weather deterioration will bring powerful rainfalls and thunderstorms and locally also hale and very strong winds. However, the deterioration will be temporary, sunshine in the largest parts of the country and temperatures up …

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Weather keeps playing with Greeks’ nerves as EMY keeps issuing warnings

The weather keeps playing with Greeks’ nerves and sudden summer rainfalls pour down tones of water flooding streets, homes and businesses within minutes. Greece’s National Meteorological Service keeps issuing the one weather warning after the other, although we are in the middle of the summer. Streets were temporarily flooded in …

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Powerful rainstorm floods again Athens, forces Metro evacuation

A powerful rainstorm broke out short after 01:30 Sunday afternoon and flooded again the streets in West and North suburbs of Greek capital Athens. Metro stations and were reportedly evacuated and remain closed due to power outages and floods. was evacuated and closed due to repeated power outages. was evacuated …

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