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Greece Weather: First “heat” wave with temperatures over 35°C

A wave of unusually increased temperatures way above the seasonal average is on the way to Greece as of Thursday, May16. Temperatures are forecast to reach 32 degrees Celsius, up to 35°C in the following weekend and even higher in Crete. The weather will remain unstable until next Wednesday, May …

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Meteorologists forecast second wave of cold weather with snowfalls

Another, in fact two cold weather fronts with snow and ice-cold northern winds is on the way to Greece and will affect the country over the weekend and the beginning of next week. The first weather outbreak is forecast on Sunday, January 28, while the second one will hit the …

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Preliminary 2024 state budget foresees 2.1% primary surplus

The draft state budget for 2024 will be tabled in the Greek Parliament on Monday, with a forecast for a 2.1% primary surplus on GDP for 2024 and a possible primary surplus of 0.7% for 2023, despite the natural catastrophes the country faced. Essentially, the budget reflects the Greek economy’s …

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IMF revises upwards forecast for Greece’s economy growth 2023-24

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday revised upwards its forecast for the Greek economy this year to 2.6% from its autumn forecast of 1.8% in October 2022, and said the Greek economy was expected to grow by 1.5% in 2024 from 1.4%. The IMF, in its spring World Economic …

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Temperatures in Greece on the rise again in January

Temperatures in Greece will rise significantly between Tuesday and Thursday, January 17-19, the weather service of the National Observatory of Athens meteo.gr forecast on Monday. Maximum temperatures will exceeding 20 degrees Celsius locally. Forecast Temperature Jan 17-19, 2023 South winds and Sahara dust Southern winds blowing with intensity of up …

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At the beach: Greece’s warmest Christmas in 5 decades

Christmas at the beach and in swimsuit for many Athenians as temperatures are pointing out more to early Easter in spring than to the festive season in December. Full sunshine, no wind and the mercury over 20 degrees Celsius had many to change their plans for a family gathering around …

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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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