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Greece Weather Warning: Heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms; areas affected

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued a weather warning Wednesday noon, of heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms on September 8-9, 2021. On Wednesday, particularly affected will be the northern Evia and the Sporades island group, but also Thessaly, eastern Central Greece, western Crete and possibly central Macedonia. Thunderstorms are forecast to …

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Europe recorded its warmest summer this year, says EU’s Copernicus Service

Europe had its warmest summer on record this year, though only by a small margin over two previous highest temperatures for June-August, European Union scientists said on Tuesday. The EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service said the average surface air temperature in June-August was close to 1.0C above the 1991-2020 average, …

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Powerful winds disrupt traffic in the Aegean Sea

Powerful north-eastern winds blowing with intensity of up to 8-9 Beaufort have caused disruption to maritime traffic in the Aegean Sea on Monday. According to state-run news agency amna disrupted are some ferry and catamaran commercial lines. The Agia Marina-Nea Styra ferry was not running on Monday. Catamaran ‘Flying Cat …

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Greece Weather Warning: Rainfalls, thunderstorms, winds 8-9B, temp drop

Greece’s National Meteorological Service (EMY) warns of weather deterioration with heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms, powerful winds reaching locally 9 Beaufort, temporary hail-falls and temperature drop. According to the warning issued by EMY on Friday, the weather deterioration is forecast to strike Greece from the West on Sunday, Sept 5, and …

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Four big summer fires burned 16% of forest land in Attica (MAP)

Recent wildfires in Attica have burned 16 percent of its forest, the National Observatory of Athens said on Thursday. The fires were estimated to have burned about 240,000 acres, of which 186,000 acres are forest land. According to the National Observatory analysis about one sixth of the total forest land …

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Young man missing as summer storms hit western Greece

Α 27-year-old man has been missing since early Thursday afternoon in the Gulf of Amvrakikos, western Greece. The man was reportedly on a boat together with a friend when a storm stroke and he fell off board. His friend  informed the Coast Guard that launched a search and rescue operation …

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Greece Weather Warning: Thunderstorms, powerful wind, hail-falls

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued a warning on weather deterioration with locally heavy  thunderstorms, powerful winds and possible hail-falls. The weather phenomena are forecast as of the early morning hours of Saturday, August 21, 2021. The will affect western and central Macedonia and gradually Thessaly, central Greece. From Saturday …

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Forest fire in Vilia, West Attica, out of control, raging for 3. consecutive day

For third consecutive day the forest fire is raging in Vilia, western Attica with firefighters desperately struggling to take the flareups under control. The blaze is burning dense forest and intervention is possible only with aerial means, media report. According to regional governor of Attica, Giorgos Patoulis, the fire front …

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Race to extinguish the forest fire in Vilia, West Attica

Five settlements in total and one nursing home were evacuated as the forest fire is still raging in Vilia area in western Attica on Tuesday. The fire front extends to 10 km burning down dense and inaccessible pine forest on the Mount Patera and approaches residential areas. Η #φωτιά στα …

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Dry thunderstorms trigger wildfires in Attica and Halkidiki

Wildfires broke out in western Attica and Halkidiki most possibly caused by a so-called “dry thunderstorm” sweeping on the Greek mainland on Wednesday evening. The phenomenon was observed also in Athens where  the dry thunderstorm was followed by very powerful North-East winds with gust up to 9 Beaufort a few …

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Shock and Awe in Evia: Drone footage shows extend of destruction

For the 7th consecutive day the flames in northern Evia are swallowing forest, wildlife, villages, houses, farming animals and agricultural land and force thousands of horrified people to flee. Over 6,000 acres are estimated to have been burned down since the blaze started a week ago. In cooperation with the …

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