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Weather: Rainstorm floods Thessaloniki, farmers and breeders in Peloponnese in despair (videos)

A powerful rainstorm flooded streets, houses and businesses in Thessaloniki, caused cut of water supply. Farmers and breeders in Peloponnese are in despair due loss of farming animals and flooded agricultural land. Torrential rain flooded the city of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece on Monday and had water supply cut in …

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Strong hail-fall in Central Greece as National Meteo issues new weather warning (video)

Hail in the size of hazelnut fell in the area of Pyli by Trikala in Central Greece and covered the roads with a thick layer of ice short before 8 0 clock on Friday evening. Motorists were about to pass winter chains to their vehicles wheels, notes local media trikalaola.gr. …

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Greece’s National Meteo warns of strong rain- and thunderstorms

Did you notice a slight temperature fall after days full of sunshine and temperatures up to 30-32 degrees Celsius, an early summer, so to say? Greece National Meteorology Service warns of  weather deterioration with strong rain- and thunderstorms for  Thursday, May 3rd. A new barometric low is approaching Greece from …

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Weather warning: Thunderstorms, Snow and the return of Sahara Dust

Greece’s National Meteorological Service has issued a weather warning of strong rainfalls and thunderstorms, hail and snow, gust winds and return of the Sahara dust. Already some local authorities decided to close schools on the island of Crete. The bad weather front first affects the West of Greece as of …

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Extreme weather contrast: Snow in the North, Sahara Dust in the South

Extreme weather contrast in Greece: Orange-yellow Sahara dust swallowed Crete, white snow covered the West Macedonia. While in Crete temperatures reached 30 degrees Celsius, in Florina it was ice-cold as if in deep winter. The stark weather contrast between the North and the South are unprecedented  in Greece. Florina & …

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Divided we stand: Snow in the North, up to 30 C in the South

As if Greeks are not divided enough on national and political issues, the weather is going to add the icing on the Greek cake and this icing is made of pure fluffy snow. In the country’s North is going to be winter, in the country’s South …summer. While Greeks in …

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Greece’s weather warning: powerful rain- and thunderstorms, gale winds and Sahara dust, Mar 17-20

Greece’s National Meteorology Service EMY warns of a weather deterioration with powerful rain- and thunderstorms, gale winds and Sahara dust. In a weather warning issued on Friday, the EMY forecast for the next four days March 17-20, 2018 will affect the following regions: Saturday Mar 17 Powerful rain- and thunderstorms …

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“Mini Greek summer” with temperatures up to 22° Celsius over the weekend

Nights may be chilly but spring has definitely arrived in Greece. Mild temperatures of recent weeks have brought thousands of flowers on trees, plants and bushes.Red, orange, yellow and purple… Despite the cloudy Friday and the gale winds on Thursday, meteorologists forecast a “mini summer” with temperatures up to 22 …

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Greece’s National Meteo warning: Snow, rain, thunderstorms, frost

Greece’s National Meteorological Service issue a warning of extreme weather phenomena for the next hours, starting Tuesday evening, February 27 2018, for two days. Main features of the weather deterioration are: Strong rainfalls and thunderstorms, accompanied by strong South winds and possibly also hail locally. Snowfalls, temporarily very heavy. Frost. …

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Landslides bring houses to collapse, cause severe damage traffic network in Central Greece (videos)

It wasn’t an earthquake that brought three houses to collapse but a landslide after days of torrential rains. Residents of Pialeia village by Trikala in Central Greece, were horrified to feel the earth moving under their feet. At least three houses of the village at an altitude of 500 m …

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Dozens of villages without power as snow-weather strikes Greece (videos, picts)

Half mainland of Greece is covered by snow, large parts of the Thessaly lowlands are covered by water. Strong winds have forced authorities to halt locally sea traffic for ferries and ships. Many schools in Macedonia and Central Greece are closed on Monday due to snow- and rainfalls as well …

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One dead as bad weather front strikes Greece with torrential rains and thunderstorms

The bad weather front has been striking large parts of Greece with torrential rains and snow. One woman was drowned in Evia, several rivers and streams flooded in Central Greece,e snow hasthousands of agricultural land flooded. A 59-year-old woman was swept away by rushing waters in Drymonas village in North …

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Snowstorms in Central Greece – Weather Forecast over the Carnival weekend

Heavy snow storms in Central Greece have forced local authorities of Domokos to have schools closed on Friday, sending home children and personnel for a really long weekend. Mostly hit by the snow falls are the prefectures of Fthiotida and Aitoloakarnania in Central and West Greece but also of Achaia …

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Weather warning: Low “Iokaste” comes with rain- and thunderstorms, snow and strong winds

Barometric low “Iokaste” has arrived in Greece with rain- and thunderstorms, heavy snowfalls, very strong winds and temperature drop. According to Greek mythology, Iokaste or Jocaste was Queen consort of Thebes, first the wife of Laius and then of their son Oedipus. The National Meteorological Service (EMY) has issued a …

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Rainfalls, Thunderstorms, Snow and Gale Winds up to 10B over the weekend

The days of lots of bright sunshine and pleasant winter temperatures are over. At least temporarily. Greece’ National Meteorological Service (EMY) warns of a weather deterioration with strong rainfalls and thunderstorms and gale winds of 8 and 9 Beaufort intensity over the weekend. According to the EMY weather warning, the …

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Ferries, ships remain docked due to gale winds in the Aegean Sea

Gale winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 Beaufort have disrupted sea traffic on Thursday morning with the effect that authorities decided to keep ferries and ships docked at the ports. Ferries and ships are not allowed to depart for the Aegean Sea from the ports of Piraeus, Rafina …

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Snowfalls in Central Macedonia leave schools and households without power

Heavy snowfalls in the outskirts of Thessaloniki and Halkidiki peninsula, Northern Greece, caused a power blackout in several areas and forced authorities to close schools. Traffic has been halted and snow-chains are needed in many areas. A power blackout and forced authorities to close schools in Arethousa as the power …

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Weather warning with rain- and thunderstorms, snowfalls and gale winds

Greece’s National Meteorological Service warns of temporary weather deterioration with strong rainfalls and powerful thunderstorms but also snowfalls above 300 meters in the North as well as South winds. According to the EMY warning forecast, the bad weather will affect the following regions of Greece: Sun, Jan 21 2018 North …

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