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Samaria Gorge closed on Tue due to upcoming extreme weather

Samaria Gorge on the island of Crete will remain closed to public on Tuesday, October 22, 2018. This was the decision by the Forestry Department in Chania as meteorologists forecast extreme weather phenomena due to barometric low “Orestis.” When the weather conditions normalize and no damages have occurred, the Samaria …

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National Meteo’s Weather Warning with Rainfalls, Thunderstorms and Snow

Greece’s National Meteorological Service has issued a warning of sudden weather deterioration with rainfalls and thunderstorms and snowfalls on the mountains. According to the EMY weather warning, the main features of the weather deterioration will be: rainfalls and thunderstorms locally very strong, possible hale-falls and very strong winds. The bad …

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Greece’ Meteo Service: Updated Weather Warning for Sept 30-Oct 1

Greece’ National Meteorological Service has issued a weather warning with regards to the phenomena along the path of Mediterranean Cyclone Zorbas that is currently sweeping across the country. At the same time, Civil Protection is appealing at citizens and especially motorists to keep with protection measures and to not take risks. …

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Medicane Zorbas: Extreme weather phenomena forecast until Monday, Oct 1

Greece’s National Meteorological Service issued an updated Red Alert Warning on Saturday afternoon. The warning refers to the extreme weather phenomena that strike the country in the form of Mediterranean Cyclone Zorbas. The word ‘Medicane” deprives from “Mediterranean” and “hurricane”, a phenomenon that is rare in the Mediterranean basin. In …

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Greek National Meteo issues Red Alert Weather Warning on Medicane

The Mediterranean Cyclone, Medicane Zorbas, is being rapidly formed and continues to strengthen in early Friday afternoon, Sept 28 2018. The National Meteorological Service has issued a RED ALERT Weather WARNING. The path of the Medicane according to latest forecast. The rare phenomenon is in full development in the South …

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From “Xenophon” to “Zorbas”: Medicane Forecast Sept 27-30/2018

From barometric low “Xenophon” to Medicane “Zorbas.” Stormy winds blowing with intensity 9 and 10 Beaufort are sweeping across Greece and ferries remained docked for second consecutive day on Thursday. On several islands schools remained closed on Thursday and will remain closed also on Friday as Xenophon will keep sweeping …

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Greece’s Meteo Service warns of gusty winds up to 10 B, sharp temperature drop

It was a nice warm weekend with temperatures between 33° – 34° Celsius across Greece.  On Monday, temperatures remain at the same level, which is 7-8 degrees above the average level in late September. However, meteorologists forecast that our nice Greek weather is to radically change as of Monday afternoon, …

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Torrential rains strike Crete, close Samaria Gorge for a day

Torrential rainfalls and heavy lightning created a series of problems on the island of Crete and have the Samaria gorge to be closed for a day. The famous Samaria gorge will remain closed on Friday, Sept 14th 2018, due to serious damages caused by  severe weather conditions a day earlier, …

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Flooded cities as powerful rainstorms strike Greece (videos)

It came as the Greek National Meteorological Service has forecast in its weather warning: rain, thunderstorm, hail, gusty  winds… The skies opened in several regions mainly in Western Greece on Monday and turned roads to rivers, swept away vehicles, brought down trees but also rocks from the mountains. The Fire …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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