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Volos under water; one dead, one missing as DANIEL strikes central Greece (videos)

One man has died and another one is missing in Volos, central Greece, a region heavily hit by storm weather “Daniel” that has been bombarding the area with torrential rainfalls since Monday night. By Tuesday morning the bad weather deteriorated further as large amounts of water from the continuous rain …

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DANIEL is sweeping across Greece with heavy rainfalls (vids)

Dangerous storm weather called DANIEL has started to sweep across Greece since early Monday with stormy winds, torrential rainfalls and hail.Coming from the North-West, DANIEL is forecast to pour tonnes of water, some 500 tonnes of rain per hectare expected to fall in Fthiotida, Magnesia, central Greece. Floods fear is …

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Corfu hit by heavy thunderstorm disrupting airport operation

A heavy thunderstorm hit the island of Corfu early afternoon Monday causing problems in the electricity system, while heavy lightning disturbed the operation of the  Ioannis Kapodistrias international airport. Eight flights were not able to land because of the thunderstorm, while three of them had to land at nearby airports. …

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Civil Protection urges citizens to be careful ahead of severe weather phenomena

Greece’s Civil Protection is advising citizens to be particularly careful, to follow authorities instructions and to take measures to protect themselves from risks arising from severe weather phenomena that started on Monday, September 4, 2023. On Sunday, an urgent teleconference was held for the imminent change of weather and the …

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Greece Weather RED ALERT: Heavy rainfalls, storms, powerful winds

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued a WEATHER RED ALERT on Sunday warning of very heavy rainfalls and storms in the following days. Highest category “Red Alert” is issued to warn of dangerous and extreme weather phenomena. The weather is forecast to deteriorate from Monday, September 4, to Wednesday September …

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Temperatures in Greece to reach 40° Celsius

High temperatures locally reaching up to 40 degrees Celsius are expected to prevail across Greece over the next 10 days, according to the forecasts by the meteo service of the National Observatory of Athens. The persistence of warm air masses over the Eastern Mediterranean are cited as the main cause. …

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Young tourists evacuated from Corfu beach during heavy storm

A group of 10 tourists was safely evacuated from Porto Timoni beach on the island of Corfu on Saturday, while a heavy storm was striking the island in the North Ionian Sea. The group of ten young tourists had called emergency line <112> when they realized that the storm was …

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Greece Weather Warning: Heavy rainfalls, thunderstorms, hail

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued an emergency bulletin weather on Friday warning of heavy rainfalls and storms over the weekend, August 5-6, 2023. via EMY director ThoodorisKolydas A weather system called PETAR, as named by the Italian Meteorological Service, moving eastward, is predicted to cause a temporary worsening of …

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July was the hottest month in central Athens since 1860

The month of July 2023 was the hottest in central Athens since 1860, according to the records of the National Observatory of Athens. The average 24-hour temperature in July this year was 31.3 degrees Celsius (88.34 Fahrenheit), the highest ever recorded at the observatory. This was followed by July 2012, …

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Greece Weather: Temperatures up to 41°C towards end of week

Very high temperatures are expected as of the end of this week in large parts of Greece, the meteo service of the National Observatory of Athens announced on Monday. “A further increase in temperatures is expected in the next few days in a large part of the country, with the …

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15-day heatwave the longest ever recorded in Greece

The 15-day heatwave that ended on Wednesday evening, July 26, was the longest one recorded in the country, the National Observatory of Athens’ weather service Meteo.gr has said. The heatwave comprised three phases: from July 12 to 15 from July 18 to 23 from July 23 to 26 with last …

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UPDATE Heatwave Greece: Dangerous Phenomena with 46°C, July 25-27

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued an Emergency Bulletin of Dangerous Weather Phenomena for the next days, Tuesday to Thursday, July 25-27, 2023. The warning refers to the third wave of heatwave CLEON that has been striking Greece on and off since July 12. The prolonged heatwave been plaguing Greeks …

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Record maximum temperature in Greece on July 23

Record maximum temperature was recorded on Sunday, July 23, in Gythio, south Peloponnese. It is the 4th highest temperature recorded in Greece. A new maximum temperature record was recorded on Sunday, July 23, 2023 in the network of automatic weather stations of the National Observatory of Athens / meteo.gr. The …

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Greece Heatwave: Temperatures to reach 45°C in the shade

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY updated again its Emergency Weather Bulletin on Saturday warning of temperatures up to 45 degrees Celsius in the shade on Sunday, July 23, and the third wave of heatwave CLEON in the following days. In summary: On Saturday 22-7-2023 and Sunday 23-7-2023 a new heat …

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