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Record temperature and number of tornadoes hit Greece in 2017

Greek meteorologists published the list of the most extreme weather phenomena recorded in Greece in 2017. These data includes the highest and the lowest temperature, the strongest wind intensity but also the number of waterspouts. The highest temperature was recorded in Moires by Herakleio, Crete: 45.8 C on 1. July …

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Greece’s Meteo Service warns of continuation of gale winds up to 10 Beuafort

Greece’s National Meteorology Service (EMY) warns of continuation of gale winds on the the county’s mainland and especially the seas whre are expected to reach locally up to 10 Beuafort. In a statement issued at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, the EMY forecasts of winds blowing with intensity of up to 10 …

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Ferry breaks away from mooring in Piraeus as gale winds rage across Greece (video)

Passenger ferry Panagia Agiasou broke away from the mooring at the port of Piraeus due to the gale-strong winds blowing all through the night.  The ferry is sailing adrift in the area, an operation is underway to tow it to safety. No passenger or crew are on board. The incident …

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Watch video showing pilots trying to land to Kalymnos while strong winds are blowing

A footage uploaded on internet shows the attempts of airline pilots to land an airplane at the small airport of Kalymnos in the Dodecanese group of islands in Eastern Aegean Sea. There were stormy winds blowing while the pilots tried to land the airplane. The video was uploaded earlier today …

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Two missing fishermen, infrastructure damages and floods as bad weather sweeps across Greece

Two hobby fishermen have been missing in Mikri Volvi Lake in Halkidiki peninsula in Northern Greece since Sunday morning. The two men, aged 40   and 70, went out to collect the nets despite the bad weather and the strong winds blowing in the area and the lake. When hours …

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Barometric low “Theseus” is sweeping across Greece with severe snowfalls and thunderstorms (videos)

Barometric low ‘Theseus’ has arrived from Italy and is sweeping across Greece with heavy snowfalls in Central and the North-West, while thunderstorms are striking the South. Snow has been falling in mountainous areas even above 200 meters altitude, while lowlands are the target of by strong rainfalls and thunderstorms. In …

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Meteo Warning: Extreme weather to strike Greece, forecast Jan 10-16/2018

The Greek National Meteorological Service (EMY) has issued a weather warning as the extreme weather front coming from Italy is expected to strike Greek in the next hours. the weather front will bring strong rainfalls, thunderstorms and snow. The weather deterioration is expected in two waves, one on Wednesday night …

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Weather warning: Snow, strong rainfalls and thunderstorms and wind up to 9-10 B

Real winter weather with unpleasant rain, snow-rain, stormy winds and low temperatures. From North-West to South-East Greece is in the grip of a bad weather front that is not expected to last long though. Thunderstorm forecast Thursday, Jan 4, 2018. The National Meteorology Service warns of  strong rainfalls and thunderstorms …

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Greek Meteorological Service and Civil Protection warn of extreme weather phenomena Dec 27-29

Greece’s National Meteorology Service warns of strong rainfalls, thunderstorms and stormy winds. Heavy snowfalls mainly in the mountainous areas in the North-West of the country. The phenomena are expected set in as of Wednesday afternoon and to be very intense. A warning has been also issued by the Greek Civil …

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15 minutes of rain turn main roads on Santorini into rivers (pictures)

It needed a powerful rainfall that lasted just 15 minutes to show the infrastructure problems on the island of Santorini, a favorite destination for millions of tourists every year. Friday night and the main road of Emborio was turned into a stream of rushing waters sweeping away cars, stones and …

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Heavy snowfalls close national highways, leave villages without electricity

Heavy snowfalls have closed parts of national highways and regional roads and left several villages without electricity. Strong winds in the south Aegean and the Ionian Sea disrupt sea traffic. Exactly as meteorologists forecast, winter started on Thursday with heavy snow falls and freezing temperatures in many regions of Greece.  …

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Stormy winds drift anchored ship MAKEDONIA, spark pollution fearss

Passenger ro-ro ship MAKEDONIA II dragged anchor in Selinia Kinosoura waters, Salamina Island, Gulf of Saronic, Greece, at night Dec 16 in stormy weather. Derelict and unmanned ship is either in lay-up or decommissioned, for quite a long time, judging from her looks. Fearing possible oil leak, maritime authorities fenced …

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Weather for every taste: Snow and thunderstorms, stormy south winds and sunshine

A gradual weather deterioration is expected from the North-West, with rain- and thunderstorms and snow, but also strong south winds with mud-rain. The weather deterioration will affect almost the entire country until late Saturday evening and large parts on Sunday. Forecast Saturday, Dec 16 2017 The weather phenomena will be …

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Rain- and thunderstorms and snow over the weekend, warns

Greece’s National Meteorology Service (EMY) warns of weather deterioration with strong rainfalls and thunderstorms, stormy winds and snowfalls in semi-mountainous areas over the weekend. Analytically the weather forecast and the areas affected. Saturday, Dec 9 2017: Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning rain and thunderstorms in Western Greece, Peloponnese, Crete, West …

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Weather forecast warns of sharp temperature drop, snow, rain and very strong winds

Winter is rushing to get us in its grip even though the last two days were sunny and bright with south winds. Greece’s meteorologists forecast bad weather ahead with sharp temperature drop, snow even in the mountain areas around Attica, strong winds on the islands and frost in North Greece. …

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Weather warning: Strong rain- and thunderstorms and very strong winds up to 9+B

A bad weather front from the North-West comes with strong rainfalls, thunderstorms, locally hail-falls and very strong winds up to 8 and 9 Beaufort. Locally even stronger winds. According to Greece’ National Meteorology Service (EMY), the areas affected are: Thursday Nov 30/2017 The islands in the Ionian Sea, Epirus, West …

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Bad weather warning with strong rainfalls, wind up to 9B and snow

Greece’s National Meteorology Service (EMY) has issued a warning on a weather deterioration with strong rainfalls and thunderstorms, winds up to 9 Beaufort and snowfalls in mountainous areas above 600m. The weather deterioration is expected to be of relative short duration and to come from the West. Weather Forecast areas …

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