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Wildfires burn down 1260 hectares alone in Mati, East Attica

Detailed maps showing the extent of the burnt areas in eastern Attica were released on Monday by the forest fires monitoring centre of the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) at the National Observatory of Athens. Using a system of Drones/UAV for high resolution spatial analysis, …

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Greece and California wildfires, record heat in Japan. Is there connection?

Greece and California wildfires, record heat in Japan. Is there connection? It’s all part of summer – but it’s all being made worse by human-caused climate change, scientists say. Heatwaves are setting all-time temperature records across the globe, again. Europe suffered its deadliest wildfire in more than a century, and …

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Powerful rainstorm floods again Athens, forces Metro evacuation

A powerful rainstorm broke out short after 01:30 Sunday afternoon and flooded again the streets in West and North suburbs of Greek capital Athens. Metro stations and were reportedly evacuated and remain closed due to power outages and floods. was evacuated and closed due to repeated power outages. was evacuated …

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Local films sandstorm sweeping over beach in Central Greece

What if a sand storm is sweeping alone a beach and over the sea? Greeks are fearless… up to a certain point, of course. A woman recorded a sandstorm that swept along the beach of Stomio, between Lamia and Katerini in Central Greece beginning of the week. At first, swimmers …

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Greece’s National Meteo warns of strong rainfalls, thunderstorms July 28-30

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY has issued a weather deterioration warning with strong rainfalls and thunderstorms, hale and powerful wind. The weather warning is valid from Saturday, 28. July until Monday July 30 2018. Weather Forecast Analytically the regions that will be affected are as follows: Saturday, 28. July Chalikidiki, …

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Emergency situation in suburbs in North Athens

Emergenc yin several suburbs of North Athens. Local authorities urge citizens in Marousi, Vrilissia and Chalandri to stay in their homes. In some streets the water has reached a depth of one meter, locals say on social media. The Fire Service has received more than 140 calls, many by motorists …

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Several people injured, dozens trapped in wild fire in Penteli, East Attica

Several people suffered burning injuries and respiratory problems and dozens are trapped in the big wild fire on the mountain of Penteli in East Attica on Monday.  One fire fighter has been transferred to hospital with respiratory problems. Dozens are reportedly trapped in the fire areas, among them are elderly …

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Dramatic battle against raging forest fire in Kineta, West Attica (videos)

A forest fire has been raging in the resort of Kineta in West Attica in a blaze front extending to six kilometers. Powerful wind of up to 7 and occasionally 8 Beaufort make the firefighters’ work almost impossible. The rough sea hinders aerial means from loading water from the sea. …

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Sky in Athens and Attica turns yellow. What’s wrong?

It was a hot sunny day when short before one o’ clock Monday noon, a huge grey cloud started to move in hell’s speed from the South to the West. Many Athenians. KTG administrator included, thought the city of Athens was under attack of a particularly aggressive Sahara Dust cloud, as …

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Civil Protection warns of Very High Fire Risk in several regions across Greece

The Greek Civil Protection has issued a fire warning for Monday, July 23rd 2018, drawing citizens’ attention to the high risk of fire outbreak due to high temperatures. In the statement issued Sunday noon, the Civil Protection said: There is a Very High Risk (Level 4) for the Prefecture of …

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Heat wave with above 40° Celsius and Sahara Dust to strike Greece

Get ready for a hell of a weather with temperatures reaching above 40 degrees Celsius and waves of disturbing particles of Sahara Dust. Meteorologists forecast a new heat wave that will start in the North of Greece on Saturday and move southwards on Sunday. According to forecast by the National …

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Rare phenomenon over Kavala: An awesome Shelf Cloud

A rare phenomenon over the city of Kavala in Northern Greece:  A storm with a shelf cloud. A low-hanging, well-defined, wedge-shaped formation that occurs along the leading edge of a gust front in a thunderstorm. Shelf clouds most often form just ahead of intense lines of thunderstorms. Shelf clouds are …

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Mid-summer Rainstorm floods towns in Kavala, North Greece (picts, video)

While Central and South Greece were hit by a heat wave, the North-East of the country was hit by a powerful rain storm and gusty wind. Streets turn into rivers, homes and businesses were flooded, roof tops were detached and trees were uprooted. Most hit by the extreme weather phenomenon …

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Extrema Athens: App by Athens Municipality offers Survival Guide during heat waves

The City of Athens and the National Observatory is Athens have developed an application for smartphones with the purpose to help residents and tourists to come through the summer heat waves striking the capital of Greece. The application “Extrema Athens” or “Survival Guide to Athens Heatwaves” that was released on …

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Heat wave and rainfalls, locally rainstorms: Weather Forecast July 17-21

A hot week with mini heat waves here and there, however, not on consecutive days lay ahead. The first mini heat wave of the week is expected to strike several regions of Greece on Tuesday, July 17th 2018. Meteorologists forecast that in the regions affected temperatures will climb up to …

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Civil Protection warns of Very High Risk of fires on Greek islands

Greece’s Civil Protection has issued a fire warning for Sunday, July 15th 2018. The warning refers to the island group of Dodecanese, the islands of Samos and Ikaria in East Aegean Sea and the prefectures of Herakleio and Lasithi on the island of Crete. For these areas there is a …

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Streets turn into rivers as rainstorm hits Athens and Piraeus (videos)

Streets were turned into rivers and motorists were trapped in their vehicles when a strong summer rainstorm hit Athens and Piraeus on Sunday afternoon. Within minutes, the usual ‘suspects’ some main roads like Pireos Aevenue were flooded and closed to traffic. Most problems were recorded in Menidi and Keratsini in …

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More than 93,500 Lightning Strikes recorded in Greece in June

More than 93,500 lightning strikes have been recorded in Greece in the month of June that was hit by several bad weather fronts. The National Observatory in Athens said that the activity of the electrical phenomena recorded by the ZEUS electrical detection system was quite high in June. With the …

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Clean Beaches 2018 report for Athens, Attica and surrounding areas is out

The clean beaches report for summer 2018 has been released in June. The report refers to beaches in Athens area, the Attica region as wells as in other areas of Greece. The Clean Beaches report is based on sea water analyses conducted by the Laboratories of the National Ecological Research …

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“State of Emergency” for flooded areas in Halkikidi and Thessaloniki

“State of emergency” will be declared for several villages and settlements in Halkidiki and Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, after torrential rains caused floods and extended damages in homes, businesses and infrastructure. The state of emergency will be declared in areas located in the municipalities of Sithonia, Polygyros, Aristotelis and Volvis in …

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