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Smoke from the fires in Dadia and Lesvos reached the coast of Libya

The smoke from the forest fires on the island of Lesvos and the Natural Park Dadia in Evros, north-eastern Greece,  has been consolidated and has reached the coast of Libya in North Africa. According to the director of the National Meteorological Service (EMY), Thodoris Kolidas, the smoke from the fire …

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Lesvos Fire: Hotel, Vatera village evacuated, two house burned down (vid)

LESVOS FIRE VATERA: A hotel facility was evacuated as the flames were nearing and the preventive evacuation of Vatera village was ordered Saturday noon as the big fire that broke in the morning in the area of Rogada Polichnitos was out of control. Two houses have been burned down. One …

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Greece’s Civil Protections warns of “very high risk” of fires July 21 (MAP)

Greece’s Civil Protection has warned of “very high risk of fires” for Thursday, July 21, 2022.  Regions at very high risk are mostly in  Central and South Greece, while others are at “high risk.” One factor increasing fires risk – next to human nature, negligence and petty interests –  are …

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Civil Protection: Regions at “very high risk” of fires” July 19-20 (MAPS)

Greece’s Civil Protection has warned of “very high risk of fires” for Tuesday and Wednesday, July 19-20, 2022.  Regions at very high risk are mostly in in North-East, Central and South Greece, while others are at “high risk.” One factor increasing fires risk – next to human nature, negligence and …

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New Rethymno fire under control – Strong suspicion on arson

All fire fronts in Aghios Vassilios municipality in south Rethymno that broke out on Monday afternoon are currently under control, the Fire Brigade said on Tuesday. It is unclear whether the fires on Monday were rekindled fires of Friday and Saturday or new fires. Local authorities claim “arson”pointing out fires …

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Rethymno: Six villages evacuated as wildfire is raging Friday night (videos, pcts)

An extremely difficult battle against the flames is still being fought by the fire brigade in Rethymno, as the fires that broke out in Rodakino and between Orne and Krya Vrysi are still raging on Friday night. Strong winds blowing with intensity of up to 8 Beaufort make fire-extinction work …

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Civil Protection: “Very high risk of fires” in several Greece’s regions (MAP)

Greece’s Civil Protection has warned of “very high risk of fires” for Friday, July 15, 2022.  Regions at very high risk are  mostly in Central and South Greece, while others are at “high risk.” North winds reaching up to 8 Beaufort locally will increase the fire risk. According to the …

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UPDATE: Two villages evacuated as forest fire rages on Samos

The villages of Makria Pounta and Limnionas were evacuated late on Wednesday as the fire that broke out on the island of Samos on Wednesday afternoon has been raging without a stop. The fire continued its destructive work, and orders were given to evacuate the villages of Limnionas and Makria …

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Athens air quality “moderate,” says EU Environment Agency that evaluated 344 cities

Air quality in Athens is only “moderate,” according to air pollution data published on Monday by the European Environment Agency (EEA). More than 340 European cities are included in the map based on data collected from measuring stations across the bloc. Athens ranks 227th in the list. Moderate is for …

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JellyReport: North-winds move purple jellyfish to the South (map)

Purple jellyfish has moved away from the Saronic Gulf and the beaches of Athens and Attica and the nearby islands during the week July 1-10, 2022 and it has now made its presence visible in the Cyclades islands. According to the JellyReport about the presence of jellyfish in Greece published …

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Skyros, Thassos, Crete heavily hit by torrential rainfalls (picts)

Torrential rainfalls have been hitting several parts of Greece from the north to the south, flooding streets, homes and businesses and destroying infrastructure. The sporades islands but also Thassos were badly hurt by the rainstorms, while Crete was hit as well. Two bridges collapsed, streets turned into rivers and tourists …

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Climate Change: Temperatures in Greece expected to rise by up 5° Celsius

Temperatures in Greece are expected to rise by up to 5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, scientists warn basing their studies on climate models projections. “The climate models tell us that depending on the measures we take, we will have an increase in temperature that will reach …

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Two arrested in connection with fire in Amanzoe hotel in Kranidi

Two men were arrested in connection with the wildfire in Kranidi that damaged also the luxury hotel Amanzoe, police announced on Tuesdays. Τhe two suspects, a Greek and an Albanian, were carrying out electrical work at a construction site nearby. A short circuit during the work caused the fire, local …

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