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Crete Weather Warning: heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms, powerful winds

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued a weather warning for the island of Crete with heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms locally accompanied by hail and very strong winds mostly northern ones, up to 6 Beaufort. The bad weather is forecast for Crete from Friday noon to the evening, September 23, 2022. …

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Heatwave to hit Greece with up 40°-42° Celsius; risk of fires

Meteorologists forecast high temperatures in Greece in the coming days, around 4 to 7 degrees Celsius above the seasonal average. According to the National Meteorological Service EMY the heatwave temperatures are expected to reach up to 42 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country on Friday and Saturday, August …

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Greece Weather Warning: Heatwave with temperatures up to 41° Celsius

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued an emergency bulletin on Monday warning of a heatwave with soaring temperatures that will reach 40 to 41 degrees Celsius in the coming days. At the same there is a warning for rainstorms on the hottest day of the week. According to EMY, maximum …

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GENESIS in Greece: 27,000 lightning strikes; floods; forecast weekend (videos, maps)

Over 27,000 lightning strikes fell in less than 24 hours on Friday, with stormy weather GENESIS to hit large parts of Greece with no mercy. Heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms confirmed the forecasts for strong and dangerous weather phenomena. Floods occurred in several parts of the country and the Fire service …

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EU Commission revises forecasts for Greece’s economy downwards to 3.5%

The European Commission has revised its forecasts for the Greek economy downwards, envisaging a GDP growth of 3.5% in 2022 and 3.1% in 2023, from 4.9% and 3.5% respectively in its winter forecasts made in last February. On Monday, the Commission released its spring 2022 report on economic growth in …

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Bank of Greece cuts its forecast for economic growth to 3.8% in 2022

The Bank of Greece cut its forecast for economic growth to 3.8% this year from 4.8% earlier, and raised its forecast for the inflation rate to 5.2% under the base scenario, in its annual report released on Thursday. The report, presented by Yannis Stournaras, the central banker, also said that …

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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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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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Greece Weather Warning: Heavy rain & thunderstorms, dense snowfalls

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued a weather warning over the weekend with heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms and locally dense snowfalls. The barometric low will affect mainly the West and the North of the country on Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6. According latest forecast by the National Observatory of Athens, …

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EU Commission sees Greece’s growth rates at 4.1% in 2021 and 6% in 2022

The European Commission revised its forecasts for Greek economic growth upwards on Wednesday, projecting growth rates of 4.1% in 2021 and 6% in 2022. In its report on spring economic forecasts, the EU’s executive body said that the coronavirus pandemic and all related restrictive measures led the Greek economy to …

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Unprecedented Hailstorm hits Drama in mid-June (picts)

An unprecedented hailstorm hit the city of Drama in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday and caused widespread problems in many areas of the city in north-eastern Greece. The volume of hail was so big that dense layers reaching up to 30-40 cm were formed. The Drama Municipality sent excavators …

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OECD: Recession in Greece lower than the Eurozone average

The Greek economy will contract at a smaller rate in 2020 compared with the Eurozone average, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in its semi-annual report on the global economic outlook. This forecast comes in opposition to forecasts made by the European Commission and the International Monetary …

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Greece weather warning: Rainfalls, thunderstorms, hail, gusty wind

Greece’s National Meteorological Service (EMY) has issued a weather warning with main features be powerful rainfalls and thunderstorms, locally hail falls and gusty winds. Rain and thunderstorms are forecast to start as of Monday noon, June 1, 2020, and affect both the mainland and the Aegean islands. The weather warning …

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Rainstorm hits Athens, hail Hailkidiki: Stormy weather forecast Greece

Weather was quite fair on Tuesday morning but it made a U-turn at noon: clouds quickly gathered over Athens and the suburbs on Tuesday noon, thunder was heard and lightning was seen in the horizon. Within minutes a heavy rainstorm started to strike accompanied by gale-force wind. The rain was …

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May heat wave in Greece with up to 39°C and Sahara dust

Meteorologists in Greece forecast a mini heat wave with temperatures to reach up to 38 and 39 degrees Celsius. The warm air masses are coming from Africa together with strong south winds and Sahara dust. It will be the first heat wave of the year. According to National Observatory of …

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