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Ferries remain docked due to powerful winds in Aegean, Ionian Sea

The Greek Shipping and port authorities imposed a sailing ban for ferries and ships sailing in certain parts of the Aegean and the Ionian Sea early Wednesday afternoon. Reason for the ban are the powerful winds blowing with intensity of up to 8 and 9 Beaufort. Some ferries schedules especially …

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Greece Weather Warning: Temperature drop by 15C, snowfalls, rain, storms, gusty winds

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY and the National Observatory of Athens have issued warning about a rapid deterioration of the weather with heavy snowfalls, sharp temperature drop by over 15 degrees Celsius in some regions, powerful rain- and thunderstorms, gusty winds and dangerous frost. The phenomena are forecast to be …

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Mini Greek “Summer” in February, then sharp temperature drop

A mini summer in February is forecast for Greece with temperatures exceeding 20 degrees Celsius. Particularly higher than the seasonal average. Sharp temperature drop as of February 5, 2020. The hot air masses that have been affecting Europe since Friday, January 31, are expected to reach Greece in the next …

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Greece Weather Highlights 2019: Max temperature 41.9°C, Min -22.5°C

The Greek National Observatory of Athens released the weather records for 2019 according to its meteo station reports. ° The highest precipitation levels were recorded in the region of Chania, Crete (2,896 mm) while Athens experienced the rainiest year in the last 15 years. On the contrary, the lowest annual …

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Greece weather warning: Heavy rain & thunderstorms, stormy winds

Greece’s National Meteorological Service has issued a weather warning  about a new barometric low that will hit mostly southern Greece and the islands with powerful rainfalls and heavy storms, locally accompanied by hail and stormy winds of up to 9 Beaufort. Affected by the bad weather front will be mainly …

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Ferries docked for 3. consecutive day due to wind of up 11 Beaufort

Barometric low “Hephaistion” is gradually moving to the East of Greece, with rainfalls and sporadic thunderstorms in the eastern and southern Aegean Sea, heavy snowfalls on the mountains of Crete and gale force winds. Ferries remain docked. Video: Kolympithres, Tinos, Cyclades For the third consecutive days, ferries remain docked at …

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Sea traffic partly halted in Aegean & Ionian Sea due to gale-force winds

Gale-force South winds blowing with intensity of 9 and 10 Beaufort have caused problems in the sea traffic in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea. Schedules were cancelled on Saturday morning and ferries and ships remained docked for specific destinations like the Cyclades islands. No ferries departures from the port …

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Greece Weather Red Alert: Gale-force wind up 10B, rainstorms, snow

A new cold weather front will bring rainstorms, heavy snow, hail and gale-force winds up to 9-10 Beaufort, Greece’s National Meteorological service (EMY) warns. The barometric low meteorologists have named “Eteoklis” (Eteocles) is expected to affect Greece as of Friday night, December 13, 2019. “Eteoklis” will be of short duration …

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Low “Dido” hits Greece with rain, storms & snow, damages infrastructure

Heavy rain, lightning and thunderbolts came with barometric low “Dido” that swept across Greece in the last few days. Damages mainly in infrastructure were recorded in Halkidiki, Evia and Central Greece. An amazing spectacle was captured on the island of Tinos of the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea on …

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Weather Red Alert: Heavy rain- and snowfalls, storms, stormy winds

Barometric low “Dido” is forecast to strike the largest parts of Greece with heavy rain- and snowfalls, powerful thunderstorms and stormy winds. The Greek National Meteorological Service (EMY) has issued a “red alert” on Monday warning of the upcoming intense weather phenomena. The weather warning is valid from Dec 9 …

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First snow of the year falls in Central & North Greece (videos)

Greeks in many parts of the country woke up surrounded by a snow landscape. Temperature sharply decreased and snowfalls occurred mainly in mountainous and semi-mountainous regions of Macedonia and Thrace as well as in lower altitude areas, while mountainous regions in Central Greece have been also covered white. In several …

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Greece Weather Forecast: Snow, sharp temperature drop (video)

Just two days before December and the first snow fell on the mountain of Parnassus in central Greece.  The mountain tops and slopes are dressed in white, while meteorologists forecast a broader weather deterioration with snow and sharp temperature drop staring on Sunday, December 1. Temperatures will drop sharply in …

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Greece Extreme Weather warning: Red Alert with “Geryon”, Nov 24-26

The Greek National Meteorological Service (EMY) warns of extreme weather phenomena with heavy rains, thunderstorms and gale-force South winds. EMY has issued a Red Alert for November 24-26, 2019. The severe weather front meteorologists named “Gyrionis” – Geryon – is forecast to break in as of Sunday afternoon, start in …

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Thassos, Olympiada in Halkidiki in “state of emergency” after torrential rains

“State of Emergency” has been declared for the island of Thassos and the Municipality of Olympiada in Halkidiki after torrential rainfalls hi northern Greece in the last 36 hours. The rainfalls caused enormous damages on the island of Thassos, people’s lives were at risk. The main stream of Potamia overflowed …

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Storms flood Halkidiki, Kavala, Thassos, thunderbolt strikes house (videos)

Storms have flooded areas in Halkidiki, Kavala and the island of Thassos in northern Greece. At least two municipalities have been declared in “state of emergency. A thunderbolt opened a hole in a house on the island of Limnos house. Limnos A thunderbolt stroke a home on the island of …

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Floods & power outages as thunderstorm hits Halkidiki, Corfu, Zakynthos

For one more time, the bad weather front left behind flooded homes, businesses and agricultural land, uprooted trees and broken power poles,  The islands of Zakynthos and Corfu, South-West Peloponnese and Halkidiki in Central Macedonia were mostly hit and suffered the most damages. Corfu Many households and businesses were left …

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UPD Greece Weather Warning: Heavy rainfalls, strong thunderstorms

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued a weather warning on Tuesday noon for November 19-21, 2019. Coming from the West, the new barometric low will bring heavy rainfalls and strong thunderstorms, the statement said. It will initially strike the Ionian Sea and western Greece and quickly move to the East …

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6,400 thunderbolts within few hours; unstable, rainy weather ahead

Heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms hit Greece from Sunday evening to Monday morning. A total of 6,405 thunderbolts fell mainly in western Greece, Central Macedonia and the Central Aegean Sea, according to data provides by “ZEUS” system.   As of Monday afternoon, Nov 18, the bad weather front weakened. The weather …

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Waterspout strikes the island of Chios – Impressive videos

An impressive waterspout swept over the island of Chios causing damages on Friday. The phenomenon was formed in the sea off the airport of the island in the eastern Aegean Sea. The waterspout moved from the sea to the shore and caused material damages. A local reporter who watched the …

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Floods and landslides as storm “Victoria” strikes Greece (videos)

Home and businesses were flooded and landslides have trapped people in theirs homes as thunderstorm Victoria hit several regions of Greece. Gale-force winds caused power outages and halted sea traffic between mainland and the islands in the Ionian Sea. #Storm #Victoria approaching #Athens now pic.twitter.com/u3u3egrAD4 — Christina Themelis (@tinathemelis) November …

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