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Greece forbids access to forests, parks and NATURA areas when fire risk is high

The Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Ministry tabled an amendment at the Palriament that bans both people and vehicles from entering forest ecosystems, parks and NATURA areas on days when the risk of wild fire is high. According to the amendment, the decision to ban even transit passage, staying and …

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Greece’s National Meteo Service issues Weather Warning

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued an emergency bulletin on Saturday, warning of a temporary weather deterioration on Sunday and Monday, April 17-18, 2020. Main features of the barometric low are heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms accompanied by hail locally and a significant temperature drop, the EMY said. Weather Warning Analytically …

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Weekend Weather: Sahara Dust, Rain, Snow, Temperature drop

A gradual change of weather is forecast over the weekend as a barometric low coming from North Africa moves to Greece with main feature very high concentration of Sahara dust but also rainfalls and sharp temperature drop. The concentration of Sahara dust is forecast to be very high in the …

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New Sahara Dust cloud in Greece until April 8 (video)

A cloud of Sahara dust is forecast to move to Greece for one more time in the last two weeks and remain until the upcoming weekend. The new dust cloud sets in today, Tuesday, April 5, and is expected to remain in the country until Thursday, April 7, while it …

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Forest fire on Samos island out of control; one suspect arrested

A forest fire has been raging on the island of Samos since 10 o’ clock Tuesday morning and is out of control also in early evening. A village nearby has been evacuated, support fire fighting forces are on the way to the island in the eastern Aegean Sea. One suspect …

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Massive Sahara dust cloud in Greece until April 2 (forecast video)

A new massive Sahara dust cloud is forecast to be transferred to Greece from North Africa between Tuesday and Saturday, March 29 and April 2, 2022. Quantities of Sahara dust have been transferred to the country since last Sunday, March 27, but the new cloud will be significantly stronger. According …

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Hundreds of Dalmatian pelicans die of bird flu in Prespa Lakes, N. Greece

An operation to collect hundreds of dead Dalmatian pelicans killed by avian flu was underway in northern Greece on Saturday, around the Prespa Lakes, as well as Lake Heimaditida, Kastoria, and Zazari. The operation to remove the dead birds, many of them in their nests, is taken place under stringent …

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National Meteo warns of dense snow in Athens and Greece’s South (videos)

One day before the official start of the spring and Athenians woke up with freezing temperatures and snow falling even in areas of the center of the city. The National Meteorological Service EMY issued a emergency bulletin warning of heavy snowfalls in the Greek capital and even more south in …

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Temperature drop up to 9° Celsius as new cold weather front hits Greece

A cold weather front is forecast to hit Greece and bring temperatures down by 6 to 9 degrees Celsius. The cold weather will be accompanied also by snow falls in the mountains but also in lower altitudes, the Greek National Meteorological Service EMY said on Tuesday. The cold weather front …

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Updated Weather Warning as snow weather Philip keeps hitting Greece

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY has updated its emergency bulletin on Friday noon warning of dangerous weather phenomena due to snow weather “Philip.” The update of the weather warning issued on Tuesday, March 8, is based on the latest forecast data. According to EMY, the main features of the bad …

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Snow weather: Some schools in Attica closed on Friday; heavy trucks banned from highway parts

Primary and secondary schools in parts of northern, eastern and western Attica will remain closed also on Friday, March 11, due to snow weather “Philip”, regional authorities announced on Thursday. Hay trucks are banned from highway parts as of 10 p.m. Thursday. According to a statement by the Attica regional …

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Attica Snow Weather: Schools in several areas to remain closed, no heavy trucks in Attiki Odos

Schools in several areas of Attica will remain closed on Thursday due to snow and cold weather front “Philip”, Climate Crisis and Civil Protection Minister Christos Stylianides decided on Wednesday. The schools are in areas of north, east and west Attica. The specific areas affected by this decision were announced …

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Schools closed, traffic regulations on highways as snow weather “Philip” hits Greece

Barometric low “Philip” stroke Greece with snow even at low altitudes and rainstorms in the south as well as temperatures much lower than the seasonal average. Many schools are closed. Trucks over 3.5 tonnes have been banned from traveling on Athens-Lamia highway if there have no snow chains. Many schools …

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Weather Warning: “Philip” to strike Greece with heavy snowfalls Mar 8-13

Cold air masses from northern Europe will move further south and will affect Greece with heavy snowfalls until the upcoming weekend. In an weather warning issued by the Greek National Meteorological Service EMY, the bad weather front named “Philip” (Filippos – Φίλιππος) said that its main features will be lower …

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