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Turtle, flock of sheep rescue as bad weather strikes Crete (videos)

The bad weather front that stroke the island of Crete in the last two days did not bring only humans in dire situation but also animals. A flock of sheep was trapped in a flooded area, while a sea turtle was spotted to struggle against the sea waves. Turtle Rescue …

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Video from inside plane after turbulence on flight to Chania

Turbulence during the flight from Athens to Chania. Passengers seem cool, despite the strong trembling. Are they afraid? Most likely…. For almost two hours the pilot of Flight 344 of Olympic Air was struggling against powerful winds and rain. He had left the Athens airport for Chania, Crete, where he …

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Bad weather causes power problems in Athens, Evia & Peloponnese

Two short power outages in Athens set locals in a state of alert early Wednesday evening. lights in our neighborhood flickered for at least two times in a short period. Citizens report of current fluctuation or of “short but repeated power outages.” According to some media, the power problem has …

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Snowfalls in Attica, sharp temperature drop, forst, gale-force winds of 10B in Aegean

Greece’ National Meteorological Service warns of a bad weather front with snowfalls even in Attica, strong rainfalls and storms, sharp temperature drop and frost. The February weather scenery will be accompanied by gale-force powerful winds up to 10 Beaufort in the Aegean Sea. Snowfalls Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 Snowfalls on …

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Rhodes: Powerful winds up to 12 Beaufort cause damages, infrastructure problems

Stormy winds blowing with intensity up to 11 and 12 Beaufort caused several problems on the island of Rhodes in the south-east Aegean Sea on Tuesday night. Trees were uprooted, traffic signs flew through the air, shop windows broke and huge waves flooded the harbor area. Due to nature’s force, …

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Ferries docked at majority of Greece’s port due to winds up to 10 Beaufort

Ferries remain docked at the majority of Greece’s ports on Tuesday as gale-strong winds blowwith intensity up to 10 Beaufort in the Aegean Sea. The Maritime Ministry and the port authorities have banned ferries departure with destination the Aegean Sea. Ferries departing from the port of Rafina are only sailing …

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Greece’s Meteo Service warns of Extreme Weather Phenomena

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY has issued a Red Alert warning of significant weather deterioration with extreme weather phenomena heavy rainfalls, powerful storms, hail-falls and snow. According to EMY that has issued the weather red alert, the bad weather front will be coming from South-West, with gusty-winds up to 9 …

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Greece weather: New bad weather front with powerful rainfalls and storms

For one more time this winter Greece is in the grip of a bad weather front with powerful rainfalls, storms and snow. At the  same time the National Meteorological Service (EMY) warns of gusty winds up to 8 Beaufort. Meteorologists warn of floods. According to National Observatory in Athens, although …

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“Phoebus” strikes Greece with powerful rainfalls, storms, gusty-winds up to 10B

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY has issued a weather warning with main features the powerful rainfalls, storms, hale and gusty winds up to 8-9 and locally up to 10 Beaufort in the open seas. Two barometric lows will consequently strike Greece from Jan 23 to Jan 27, 2019, the bad …

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Stormy winds up to 10-11 Beaufort force ferries to dock at Greek ports

Stormy winds up to 10 and locally up to 11 Beaufort have forced authorities to order ferries to remain docked at the ports of Piraaeus, Rafina and Lavrio on Tuesday, Jan 15th 2019. Schedules to the Cyclades and the Dodecanese islands and Crete have been cancelled since early Tuesday morning. …

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Man dies in snowed-in Evia village as medical help would not reach area

A 72-year-old man in one of the snowed-in villages in Evia suffered and stroke and died early Wednesday morning because medical help or transfer to a hospital was impossible due to harsh weather conditions. The man was living with his family in Stropones village where snow has reached a height …

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“Tilemachos” strikes Greece with heavy snow and freezing temperatures

Snow-queen “Sophia” left Greece on Sunday, allowing hundreds of religious Greeks to jump into ice-cold sea and river waters to catch the Holy Cross on Epiphany Day, the day the Waters are being blessed. However, the snow break was of short duration as new barometric low, “Tilemachos” is forecast to …

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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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