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Rhodes: UK tourist struck by lightning while SUP paddling

A 26-year-old tourist from Great Britain was struck and killed by a lightning, while he was swimming on the island of Rhodes early afternoon Monday. The man was in the sea area of Agia Agatha and incident occurred short before 2 o’ clock During the rain the young tourist was …

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Greece Weather Warning: Heavy rainstorms, lightning, hail

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued an emergency bulletin warning of weather deterioration with heavy rainfalls and storms that will be accompanied in places by a high frequency of lightning and hail, as well as temporary stormy winds. The bad weather front is forecast to strike Greece from the West …

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Greece Weather Warning: Heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms, powerful winds

Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY issued an emergency billeting warning of a bad weather front forecast to affect the country from Thursday night to Sunday morning, October 13-16, 2022. According to head of the EMY, Thodoris Kolydas, the barometric low in the Ionian Sea will bring heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms …

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Lightning kills over 50 sheep in northern Greece

A lightning killed more than 50 sheep in the region of Vlacha in Metsovo, northern Greece, during a thunderstorm that hit the area on Tuesday afternoon. According to state broadcaster ERT, the frequent thunderstorms that have broken out in recent days are particularly intense with lots of lightning. Greece is …

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One race athlete dead, one seriously injured when lightning strikes in N. Greece

One athlete was killed and another was seriously injured when a lightning struck participants of the Six Peaks Night Mountain Race on mountain Falakro in northern Greece in the early hours of Sunday. A third athlete survived with hypothermia, while the fourth athlete in the group, a woman, escaped the …

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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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Lightning strikes house on the island of Rhodes

Α lightning bold fell on the roof of a house in the village of Malona on the island of Rhodes on Friday afternoon. Firefighters rushed to the house as the roof caught fire. The second floor of the house is under construction and the family has been living on the …

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Greece weather: Floods, power outage and 6,700 lightning bolts

Torrential rains turned streets into rives and thousands of lightning bolts left households and business without power, when the bad weather front stroke Macedonia and Thrace in northern Greece. Fire brigades rescued a young man whose car was swept away from rushing waters. Particularly hit by the severe weather phenomena …

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Storms flood Halkidiki, Kavala, Thassos, thunderbolt strikes house (videos)

Storms have flooded areas in Halkidiki, Kavala and the island of Thassos in northern Greece. At least two municipalities have been declared in “state of emergency. A thunderbolt opened a hole in a house on the island of Limnos house. Limnos A thunderbolt stroke a home on the island of …

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Lightning strikes the Acropolis injuring tourists and guards (video)

Four people were injured after a lightning stroke the Acropolis of Athens during a thunderstorm on Wednesday afternoon. The injured have been transferred to Evangelismos hospital in the city center. The unprecedented incident occurred around 4:30 in the afternoon. According to preliminary information, the lightning stroke at the ticket counter …

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Crete: Record rainfall for 41 consecutive hours, 15,500 lightnings on Feb 24-26

Non-stop rain, for 41 consecutive hours, hit the island of Crete between February 24 and 26, while a total of 15,500 bolts of lightning fell, data released by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) has shown. The unprecedented rainfall flooded mainly the West part of Crete and caused huge damages …

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Lightning strikes Eurowings flight EW652 from Cologne to Thessaloniki

A shock for Eurowings passengers heading to Thessaloniki in North Greece from Cologne in Germany on Wednesday morning. A lightning stroke Eurowings flight EW652 forcing the pilot to return to departure airport for safety reasons. Eurowings flight EW652 had to return to Cologne, Germany, on Wednesday morning, after the airplane …

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More than 22,000 Lightnings fell in Ionian Sea and Epirus on a single day

An extremely high number of lightning, that is more than 22,000 fell in the Ionian Sea and the mainland of West Greece on a single day. According to ZEUS system of Greece’s National Observatory the extremely high number of lightnings fell in the early morning hours until 5:30 p.m. on …

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More than 93,500 Lightning Strikes recorded in Greece in June

More than 93,500 lightning strikes have been recorded in Greece in the month of June that was hit by several bad weather fronts. The National Observatory in Athens said that the activity of the electrical phenomena recorded by the ZEUS electrical detection system was quite high in June. With the …

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Rhodes: Lightning strikes right next to a group of people (video)

“We narrowly escaped,” a man wrote on his Facebook acocunt and posted a video showing a lightning striking right next a group of Greeks enjoying their coffee on the island of Rhodes. Vassilis Anadiotis from Patras was apparently still overwhelmed by the shock to see a lightning crashing like a …

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Lightning strikes 14-year-old on training in football club in Larissa, Central Greece

A lightning stroke 14-year-old boy who was training in the stadium of Football Academy in Larissa, Central Greece, on Wednesday afternoon. The teenager was severely injured and passed out. He was reportedly transferred to a local hospital, where doctors are struggling to keep him alive. A summer storm hit the …

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Lighting strikes intercity bus in Northern Greece, burns it to the ground (video)

An unprecedented incident occurred in North-Eastern Greece, when a lightning stroke an intercity bus on a national road on Saturday afternoon. The bus was burned to the ground and it was due to the electric discharge system of the bus and the driver’s quick reflexes that averted a tragedy. The …

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