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Greece’s Meteo Service warns of powerful rainfalls and thunderstorms, gusty winds

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY has issued a weather warning valid for Monday and Tuesday, August 27 and 28, 2018. EMY warns of strong rainfalls and thunderstorms, locally powerful, with possible hale-fall and gusty winds. Rainfall are expected in the early hours of Monday initially in the West mainland and …

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Corfu wildfire partially under control, village evacuated

The wildfire on the island of Corfu was partially taken under control on Thursday evening. Fire Service and volunteers keep fighting against the flames as there are revivals. Some 110 people from the village Rahtades were earlier evacuated as a preventive measure. The fire broke out in a difficult to …

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Greece’s Civil Protection warning of Very High Risk of Fires, Aug 21

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued a Very High Risk warning for wildfires for Tuesday,  August 21st 2018.  According to the statement, large parts of Greece are at Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3) of fires. At Very High Risk are the regions of Attica, Sterea, Peloponnese, …

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More than 22,000 Lightnings fell in Ionian Sea and Epirus on a single day

An extremely high number of lightning, that is more than 22,000 fell in the Ionian Sea and the mainland of West Greece on a single day. According to ZEUS system of Greece’s National Observatory the extremely high number of lightnings fell in the early morning hours until 5:30 p.m. on …

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Weather: Greek National Meteo warns of rain, thunderstorms Aug 15-16

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY has issued a weather warning for August 15 and 16, 2018. The weather deterioration will bring powerful rainfalls and thunderstorms and locally also hale and very strong winds. However, the deterioration will be temporary, sunshine in the largest parts of the country and temperatures up …

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Wildfire fire on Evia largely under control at Monday noon

The wildfire on Evia is largely under control as there is no fire front, however, it remains in progress with scattered fireplaces, Greece’s Fire Service announced Monday noon. All thought the night the fire service was operating in the area and managed to limit the big fire fronts. Fire firefighters …

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Greece’s Civil Protection Very High Risk & High Risk warning for fires Aug 13

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued a Very High Risk warning for wildfires for Sunday, August 12th 2018.  According to the statement, several regions are at Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3) of fires. At Very High Risk are Attica and the island of Evia, while High …

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Two villages evacuated on Evia as wildfire rages on Sunday (videos)

Two villages and one monastery have been evacuated as a big wildfire has been raging on the island of Evia since the afternoon on Sunday. The fire broke out in a forest area unassailable to the Fire Service it was initially only aerial means set against the fire. As the …

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Very High Risk of Fires warning for islands, Attica and other regions of Greece

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued a Very High Risk warning for wildfires for Sunday, August 12th 2018.  According to the statement, large parts of Greece are at Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3) of fires. At Very High Risk are the regions of Attica, Sterea, Peloponnese, …

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Very High Risk of Fire for several Greek regions, islands in Aegean & Ionian Sea

Several regions across Greece’s mainland as well as islands in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea are at Very High Risk of Fires on Friday, August 10th 2018.  According to a statement issued by the country’s Civil Protection Agency, Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3) of …

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Experts seek to protect rare seahorse colony in Northern Greece (video)

In year 2007 diver Vasilis Mentogiannis was working on an underwater infrastructure project in a small remote gulf in the Chalkidiki peninsula in north Greece. Suddenly, a seahorse went swimming by. Then another followed, and then another. Ever since he discovered the seahorse habitat, Mentogiannis is campaigning to protect a …

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Very High Risk of Fire warning for Attica and islands, Aug 8

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued one more fires risk warning for Wednesday,  August 8, 2018. For several regions in Greece there is Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3), the Civil Protection notes. At Very High and High Risk of fires are the regions of Attica, Evia …

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Greece’s Civil Protection warns of Fire Risk Level 4 for Aug 6

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued one more fires risk warning for Monday, August 6, 2018. For several regions in Greece there is Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3), the Civil Protection notes. At Very High and High Risk of fires are the regions of  Attica, Evia …

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Fire Risk warning Aug 4-5: Attica, Aegean islands & other regions

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued one more fires risk warning for Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5, 2018. For several regions in Greece there is Very High Risk (Level 4) and High Risk (Level 3), the Civil Protection notes. At Very High and High Risk of fires are the …

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Weather keeps playing with Greeks’ nerves as EMY keeps issuing warnings

The weather keeps playing with Greeks’ nerves and sudden summer rainfalls pour down tones of water flooding streets, homes and businesses within minutes. Greece’s National Meteorological Service keeps issuing the one weather warning after the other, although we are in the middle of the summer. Streets were temporarily flooded in …

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Big subsidence on Mesogeion Ave, one of Athens main roads (video)

A huge hole appeared on Mesogeion Avenue one of the main roads of Athens linking the city center to the suburbs in North-West. The asphalted ground reportedly sank in a dept of  two meters. The subsidence occurred on Mesogeion Street in the height of Zagoras street in Ambelokipoi district of …

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