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Loch Ness on vacation or Nessies’ Balkan cousin? (video)

Footage has captured the moment where a bizarre huge sea creature is poking its long neck out of the water in the Great Prespa Lake shared between Greece, Albania and FYROM. Is it the famous Scottish Loch Ness on vacation or is it just Nessies’ Balkan cousin? This video actually …

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Greek Meteorological Service and Civil Protection warn of extreme weather phenomena Dec 27-29

Greece’s National Meteorology Service warns of strong rainfalls, thunderstorms and stormy winds. Heavy snowfalls mainly in the mountainous areas in the North-West of the country. The phenomena are expected set in as of Wednesday afternoon and to be very intense. A warning has been also issued by the Greek Civil …

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Missing 80-year-old found dead in the snow in North Peloponnese

A missing 80-year-old woman was found dead under heavy snow in the vailage Dafnes Achaias by Aegio in North-West Peloponnese, one of the regions of Greece most hit by the heavy and icy cold snow weather. The woman was missing for several hours since Friday when the bad weather front …

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15 minutes of rain turn main roads on Santorini into rivers (pictures)

It needed a powerful rainfall that lasted just 15 minutes to show the infrastructure problems on the island of Santorini, a favorite destination for millions of tourists every year. Friday night and the main road of Emborio was turned into a stream of rushing waters sweeping away cars, stones and …

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UPD Hundreds stranded on Athens-Lamia Highway due to snow

Professional truck drivers and private motorists, families with children on their way to Christmas holidays, stranded for several hours on Athens-Lamia Highway due to the snow fall. Media report of a 14-km long queues from the 118th to the 132th km on the lanes to Lamia, at the height of …

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Heavy snowfalls close national highways, leave villages without electricity

Heavy snowfalls have closed parts of national highways and regional roads and left several villages without electricity. Strong winds in the south Aegean and the Ionian Sea disrupt sea traffic. Exactly as meteorologists forecast, winter started on Thursday with heavy snow falls and freezing temperatures in many regions of Greece.  …

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Stormy winds drift anchored ship MAKEDONIA, spark pollution fearss

Passenger ro-ro ship MAKEDONIA II dragged anchor in Selinia Kinosoura waters, Salamina Island, Gulf of Saronic, Greece, at night Dec 16 in stormy weather. Derelict and unmanned ship is either in lay-up or decommissioned, for quite a long time, judging from her looks. Fearing possible oil leak, maritime authorities fenced …

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Torrential rains and closed streams flood large areas in Rodopi, NE Greece (videos)

At least thirty houses were flooded and many animals were drowned when torrential rains fell in the prefecture of Rodopi in North-East Greece and set large parts of the region under water. It rained without a break from Saturday evening until Sunday noon. Roads turned into rivers and several people …

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Weather for every taste: Snow and thunderstorms, stormy south winds and sunshine

A gradual weather deterioration is expected from the North-West, with rain- and thunderstorms and snow, but also strong south winds with mud-rain. The weather deterioration will affect almost the entire country until late Saturday evening and large parts on Sunday. Forecast Saturday, Dec 16 2017 The weather phenomena will be …

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Weather forecast warns of sharp temperature drop, snow, rain and very strong winds

Winter is rushing to get us in its grip even though the last two days were sunny and bright with south winds. Greece’s meteorologists forecast bad weather ahead with sharp temperature drop, snow even in the mountain areas around Attica, strong winds on the islands and frost in North Greece. …

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Weather warning: Strong rain- and thunderstorms and very strong winds up to 9+B

A bad weather front from the North-West comes with strong rainfalls, thunderstorms, locally hail-falls and very strong winds up to 8 and 9 Beaufort. Locally even stronger winds. According to Greece’ National Meteorology Service (EMY), the areas affected are: Thursday Nov 30/2017 The islands in the Ionian Sea, Epirus, West …

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Bad weather warning with strong rainfalls, wind up to 9B and snow

Greece’s National Meteorology Service (EMY) has issued a warning on a weather deterioration with strong rainfalls and thunderstorms, winds up to 9 Beaufort and snowfalls in mountainous areas above 600m. The weather deterioration is expected to be of relative short duration and to come from the West. Weather Forecast areas …

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Scientists link recent flash floods to climate change and man-made causes

“An event like the recent Greek flood cannot be called a ‘natural disaster’ without recognizing the man-made causes exacerbating such events,” said scientists participating in the 7th annual general assembly of the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER) held in Athens. In a press release, the …

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Russia confirms “extremely high” radioactivity Ru-106, denies nuclear accident

 Russia has confirmed spike in radioactivity and “extremely high” concentrations of the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 (Ru-106) in the Southern Urals in late September. However, it denies there was a nuclear accident and did  not point to any specific source of the pollution. Small quantities of ruthenium 106 were detected also …

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First winter snow falls in the mountainous outskirts of Athens

A sudden temperature drop brought snow in the mountainous outskirts of Athens on Monday.  The first snow of the year fell on the Mountain of Parnitha in Nort-West Athens. Video Bafi shelter Screenshots from Live cam from the Bafi shelter at an altitude of 1,161 meter. With 1,413 m elevation, …

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Three more bodies recovered, death toll in flash floods increased to 19

Three more bodies have been recovered in the floods of West Attica on Saturday morning increasing the number of dead into 19. Crews keep searching for missing persons. The body of one man buried under tons of mud was found near the depot of the Municipality of Mandra at the …

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