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Rhodes: Heavy rainfalls flood the island, cause landslides (video)

Heavy rainfalls hit the island of Rhodes early on Wednesday, flooding main and small roads and causing landslides in some villages. Authorities urge citizens to limit their movements Streams have been overflown in the area of Damatia and Marista, local media rodiaki.gr reported. The heave rainfalls started early Wednesday morning. …

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Greece Weather Warning: Heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued an emergency bulletin on Tuesday, warning of weather deterioration with heavy rainfalls and storms. The bad weather front is forecast to hit the country as of Tuesday night, November 21, starting from the western parts. On Wednesday, affected will be the south part of …

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Dutch experts on Thessaly floods: “Forget the big dams! Give room to the rivers”

Dutch experts shed light on the causes of the floods disaster in Thessaly plain that destroyed agricultural land, farming animals, homes and businesses in September 2023. The experts hired to evaluate the causes of the floods have reportedly proposed a new water management model. Among their preliminary findings included in …

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EU takes Greece to court over failure to update flood risk maps

The European Commission on Thursday decided to refer Greece to the Court of Justice of the European Union for failing to provide updated flood risk and flood hazard maps as required by its floods directive. It was the only EU member country not to comply. The European Commission Thursday launched legal action …

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Greece Weather Warning: Gale-force winds up to 10B, first snowfalls

A massive weather deterioration with the first snowfalls is underway on upcoming weekend November 18-19, 2023. Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued a weather warning on Thursday afternoon. Main features of the weather deterioration are forecast to be: Gale force winds of 8 to 9 Beaufort and gusts up to …

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Red Sprites: Rare phenomenon over the Aegean Sea

Luminous Transient Events (TLE’s) over storms in the Greek area: a very rare phenomenon, the Red Sprites, occurred over a storm in the Aegean Sea on November 12, 2023. The amazing phenomenon was capture by @csath who posted the picture on social media. Last night, "Jellyfish" Sprite over the #thunderstorms …

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Updated Weather Warning: Heavy rainfalls & storms across Greece

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY updated its Emergency Weather Deterioration Bulletin issued on November 9, 2023, on Sunday based on the latest forecast data. From Sunday evening, November 12, a new weather system from the north-west will reach Greece with heavy rainfalls and storms. It will initially affect western Greece, …

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Greece Weather Warning: Heavy rainfalls, storms, hail, strong winds

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued an emergency bulletin on Thursday warning of weather deterioration with heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms. The weather will deteriorate from noon on Friday, November 10, until late Saturday night, November 11, 2023. Forecast are heavy rainfalls and storms, which will be accompanied by hail and …

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Drought recorded in 38% of Greece’s territory

Conditions of mild or medium drought were recorded in 38 percent of Greece’s territory in October 2023, the Athens National Observatory’s meteo.gr service reported on Tuesday. The drought in central and eastern Macedonia and especially in the region of Thrace was classed as medium and in some locations extreme. Mild …

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Protesters scuffle with police over the cutting of 72 trees at Metro site

Scuffles between protesters and riot police broke out at Exarchia Square in downtown Athens on Monday morning, when workers started to cut off trees for the sake of the new metro station. Upset about the felling of a total of 72 old and healthy trees at the metro construction site, …

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Wildfire rages uncontrollable in south Evia (videos)

A large wild fire has been raging out of control in Karystos, south Evia, forcing residents of villages to evacuation. The fire has broken out near the residential are in Amygdalia by Karystos on Saturday noon, at a time when very strong winds were blowing with intensity of 8 to …

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Greece Weather Warning: Heavy Rainfalls, Thunderstorms, gale-force Winds

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued an emergency bulletin on Thursday warning of a weather deterioration with intense phenomena in most parts of the country. According to forecast, heavy rainfalls and storms accompanied by high frequency of lightning and hail will affect the country from Friday afternoon until midday Sunday, …

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Greece’s valuable habitat of “blue forests” at risk due to human activities

Hidden below the surface of the sea are the so-called “blue forests” or posidonia seagrass “meadows” that abound on the seabed, creating one of the most valuable habitats in the Mediterranean. “They are virtually everywhere but they are not seaweed. They are ordinary plants. Marine, flowering plants, just like those …

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October was the warmest in Greece in 15 years

The month of October was the warmest in Greece in the last 15 years, the National Observatory of Athens reported on Wednesday. According to data collected by a network of 51 meteorological stations across the country, the average maximum daily temperatures were very high compared to the average for the …

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Greece Weather Warning with Heavy Rainfalls and Thunderstorms

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued an emergency bulletin on Wednesday, warning of intense weather phenomena. Heavy rainfalls and storms accompanied by a high frequency of lightning and local hailstorms are forecast from Wednesday evening, October 25, until Thursday evening, October 26, 2023. Mainly affected will be western Greece. EMY …

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Greek “summer” in the heart of October, temperatures up to 31°C

“Summer” in the heart of autumn with temperatures up to 6 degrees Celsius above the seasonal average are forecast in Greece for the next couple of days. The transport of warm air masses from Africa to the Balkans and the south-eastern Mediterranean in the coming days will result in a …

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24 municipalities in Attica ordered to clean Kifissos river due to flood risk

Twenty-four municipalities in the Region of Attica have been ordered to proceed immediately with the cleaning of the waterways of Kifissos river and two of its tributaries, Podoniftis and Eschatia, in view of the risk of flooding. The Civil Protection Ministry has declared municipalities in western and north Athens to …

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Greece’s Meteo Service issues Weather Warning Alert

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued a weather emergency bulletin  on Tuesday, October 17, warning of weather deterioration with intense phenomena locally. Heavy rainfalls and storms accompanied with a high frequency of lightning and hail-falls locally. 📌ΕΠΗΡΕΑΖΟΝΤΑΙ α. από μεσημέρι Κέρκυρα-Παξοί,Ήπειρος. β. από νωρίς το απόγευμα υπόλοιπο Ιόνιο, η δυτ. …

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Weather deterioration with rainfalls & strong thunderstorms

The warm, sunny October days are to make place to clouds, rainfalls and thunderstorms as meteorologists forecast a weather deterioration in Greece in the next few days. The bad weather front is expected to hit Greece with rainfalls, locally strong thunderstorms and temperature drop from Tuesday, October 17, however, the …

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Samaria Gorge closed to visitors on Sept 29, due to weather

The Natural Environment and Climate Change Organization has decided to close the Samaria Gorge on the island of Crete on Friday, September 29, 2023 after taking into account the meteorological forecast for rainfalls in the Gorge and the wider area. The decision has been reportedly taken for the safety of …

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