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Extreme Weather Warning for Crete, Cyclades, Dodecanese

Ferries remain docked at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio on Sunday, February 24th 2019, as powerful winds are blowing with intensity of 8-9 Beaufort and locally up to 10 B. Barometric low “Okeanis” has moved in the South of Greece, and meteorologists warn of extreme weather phenomena in …

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Car of missing people on Crete found with all four bodies inside

A tragic end for the four people who went missing in Messara, Crete after their car was swept away by rushing stream waters on Saturday night. Short before 12 o’ clock Monday, search teams spotted the car covered with water and mud near the bridge of Petrokefaliou. According to initial …

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Cooking and cleaning add to indoor air pollution, study finds

Finally, a very good reason to be lazy! Daily tasks like preparing a meal or even a simple toast or cleaning your home add to indoor pollution, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Colorado, Boulder discovered that daily chores can leave indoor pollution levels on par …

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UPD Four missing in Crete after vehicle was swept away by rushing waters

Four people have been missing since Saturday night, after the car was swept away by rushing waters in Geropotamos area of Messaras in Herakleio, Crete. A Search and Rescue operation launched by the Fire Service at 1 o’clock in the morning continues also on Sunday noon, however, without results. Local …

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Weather: Waves hammer the old Venetian Harbor of Chania (video)

The old Venetian harbor of Chania came under water with huge waves and rain to hammer the area for hours without mercy. The heavy rainfalls and powerful winds that stroke the Chania Prefecture on Thursday and Friday have caused large damages in the infrastructure, flooded homes and businesses. Citing local …

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Chania municipalities in “state of emergency” after rainfalls damage infrastructure

Two days of heavy rainfalls and powerful winds have caused unprecedented damages in Chania Prefecture on the island of Crete. Roads collapsed, landslides brought rocks and mud on the road network, trees were uprooted, homes and businesses were flooded, and even fish landed at the shores. Many motorists were trapped …

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UPD Ferries remain docked at Piraeus, Rafina & Lavrio due to gale-force winds

Gale-force winds have ferries to remain docked at the ports of Piraeus, Refina and Lavrios for a second consecutive day. Winds are blowing in the Greek seas with intensity of up to 8 Beuafort and locally up to 9. Ferries scheduled to sail to the island of Crete late on …

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Bad weather causes power problems in Athens, Evia & Peloponnese

Two short power outages in Athens set locals in a state of alert early Wednesday evening. lights in our neighborhood flickered for at least two times in a short period. Citizens report of current fluctuation or of “short but repeated power outages.” According to some media, the power problem has …

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Sea traffic disrupted, many ferries docked as winds blow with up to 10 Beaufort

Sea traffic has been disrupted and many ferries remain docked at Greece’s ports due to stormy North-East winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 and even 10 Beaufort. The schedule of passenger ferry “Dionysios Solomos” from the port of Piraeus to the west islands of the Cyclades was cancelled …

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Snowfalls in Attica, sharp temperature drop, forst, gale-force winds of 10B in Aegean

Greece’ National Meteorological Service warns of a bad weather front with snowfalls even in Attica, strong rainfalls and storms, sharp temperature drop and frost. The February weather scenery will be accompanied by gale-force powerful winds up to 10 Beaufort in the Aegean Sea. Snowfalls Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 Snowfalls on …

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Rhodes: Powerful winds up to 12 Beaufort cause damages, infrastructure problems

Stormy winds blowing with intensity up to 11 and 12 Beaufort caused several problems on the island of Rhodes in the south-east Aegean Sea on Tuesday night. Trees were uprooted, traffic signs flew through the air, shop windows broke and huge waves flooded the harbor area. Due to nature’s force, …

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Ferries docked at majority of Greece’s port due to winds up to 10 Beaufort

Ferries remain docked at the majority of Greece’s ports on Tuesday as gale-strong winds blowwith intensity up to 10 Beaufort in the Aegean Sea. The Maritime Ministry and the port authorities have banned ferries departure with destination the Aegean Sea. Ferries departing from the port of Rafina are only sailing …

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Greece’s Meteo Service warns of Extreme Weather Phenomena

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY has issued a Red Alert warning of significant weather deterioration with extreme weather phenomena heavy rainfalls, powerful storms, hail-falls and snow. According to EMY that has issued the weather red alert, the bad weather front will be coming from South-West, with gusty-winds up to 9 …

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Lefka Ori: Crete’s snowy mountains sprinkled with Sahara Dust

The famous White Mountains on Crete, the Lefka Ori, turned into a huge cake with whipped cream and velvet sugar sprinkles. It was the orange particles of Sahara Dust from North Africa that sat on the snow and created this landscape. The picture was shot in Chania Prefecture on Tuesday, …

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Greece weather: New bad weather front with powerful rainfalls and storms

For one more time this winter Greece is in the grip of a bad weather front with powerful rainfalls, storms and snow. At the  same time the National Meteorological Service (EMY) warns of gusty winds up to 8 Beaufort. Meteorologists warn of floods. According to National Observatory in Athens, although …

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Eerie scenery with heavy Thunderstorm and Sahara Dust striking Samos

A unique combination of Sahara dust and heavy thunderstorm hit the island of Samos, creating an eerie scenery from another world or planet.  Barometric low Phoebus caused a particularly intense thunderstorm while strong south winds were transporting billions of particles of Sahara Dust. The red particles ‘stole’ the blue of …

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