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Greece Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rainfalls & Thunderstorms

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued a warning on severe weather with heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms with very frequent lightning strikes as well as hail. The bad weather front is forecast to set in short before Friday noon, July 8, and  continue until later Saturday night, July 9, 2022. Especially …

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378 wildfires across Greece in a week; Risk map for July 7

A total of 378 wildfires were recorded nationwide over the last 7 days, Fire Brigade’s spokesperson Fire Major Giannis Artopios said at a press briefing on Wednesday. 41 forest fires broke out in the last 24 hours. Given the particular conditions that prevailed, with high temperatures, increased wind intensity as …

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Fires in Greece: Heartwarming moments amid fear and destruction

A heartwarming picture amid fear, despair and destruction as the summer fires rage in Greece: a firefighter from Romania deployed to Greece is holding a young white lamb in his arms. He has just rescued the young life. In the background there is some farming construction, half blackened, while smoke …

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Big forest fire in popular seaside resort of Porto Germeno, West Attica (videos)

Over 130 firefighters with the help of water-dropping aerial means have been battling a big forest fire that broke out in the popular seaside resort of Porto Germeno in North-West Attica on Tuesday. Residents of a nearby settlement have been ordered to evacuate. According to latest information, one house located …

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Luxury hotel in Kranidi evacuated, heavily damaged; big fire rages in Itea

A luxury hotel in Kranidi, Argolida, was evacuated on Monday evening after parts of the premises were damaged by a large wildfire that broke out in the forest area of Korakia area and the wind brought it to the hotel. There are strong indications for an arson, report local media. …

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UPDATE: Fire in Porto Katsiki, Lefkada, blaze out of control in Portes, Achaia (pcts,video)

A fire broke out in the forest area over Lefkadas’ famous beach Porto Katsiki. According to local media reports, the blaze is burning between Porto Katsiki and the other famous beach Egkremnous. via lefkadatoday.gr The fire is reportedly raging in a difficult to access area. The fire broke out early …

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Purple jellyfish numbers in relative decline, say Greek researchers

The number of dangerous purple jellyfish are now in relative decline as there have not been any recent reports of dense congregations, researchers at the Hellenic Center for Marine Research (ELKETHE) have said. Tentacles of purple jellyfish that can reach up to 2 meters, carry a very painful sting and …

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Blue Jellyfish outbreak in Thermaikos – JellyReport June 16-26

After the purple jellyfish, it is now the turn of their blue cousins to enjoy the Greek waters. Swarms of Blue jellyfish or Rhizostoma pulmo, commonly known as the barrel jellyfish  have arrived in Thessaloniki and swim in the shallows the waters of Thermaikos Gulf in the last couple of …

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Greece Weather Warning: Heatwave with temperatures up to 41° Celsius

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued an emergency bulletin on Monday warning of a heatwave with soaring temperatures that will reach 40 to 41 degrees Celsius in the coming days. At the same there is a warning for rainstorms on the hottest day of the week. According to EMY, maximum …

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Evia wildfire mostly under control on Sunday; Fire Service on alert (picts)

The wildfire front on the island of Evia was mostly under control, authorities said on Sunday, almost 24 hours after a fire broke out in the forest area between the villages Kremasto and Gaia, forcing the evacuation of the first, late on Saturday night. Firefighters and aerial means managed to …

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GENESIS in Greece: 27,000 lightning strikes; floods; forecast weekend (videos, maps)

Over 27,000 lightning strikes fell in less than 24 hours on Friday, with stormy weather GENESIS to hit large parts of Greece with no mercy. Heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms confirmed the forecasts for strong and dangerous weather phenomena. Floods occurred in several parts of the country and the Fire service …

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Greece’s Civil Protection on alert, warns of floods due to GENESIS

Greece’s Civil Protection warned of the dangerous weather phenomena and the risk of floods. In a live broadcast briefing early Thursday evening, the Civil Protection warned citizens in several regions of the country. Secretary general secretary of Civil Protection, Vassilis Papageorgiou said that the most dangerous 24-hour period is expected …

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Weather front GENESIS: New Warning of Dangerous phenomena in Greece

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued a new emergency bulletin early Thursday afternoon warning of dangerous weather phenomena. Bad weather front called GENESIS is forecast to strike the country in the next few hours with heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms accompanying by hail, heavy frequency of lightning and strong winds. The …

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