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New Sahara Dust cloud in Greece until April 8 (video)

A cloud of Sahara dust is forecast to move to Greece for one more time in the last two weeks and remain until the upcoming weekend. The new dust cloud sets in today, Tuesday, April 5, and is expected to remain in the country until Thursday, April 7, while it …

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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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Heatwave strikes Greece with up to 43°C on Sat; wildfires warning

The heatwave sweeping Greece is expected to reach its peak on Saturday, June 26, with maximum temperatures forecast to reach 43° Celsius (109F), the Meteo service of the National Observatory of Athens and Greece’s National Meteorological Service EMY have warned. Purple: temperatures over 40 C, Orange 35-39 C – via …

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Greece weather warning: Rainfalls, powerful winds, Sahara dust

A barometric low will move towards Greece bringing a weather deterioration over the weekend with rainfalls, powerful winds and high concentration of Sahara dust. The National Meteorological Service issued a warning for heavy rainfalls in central and northern Greece on Saturday. According to weather forecast by the National Observatory of …

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Sahara dust covers Athens, has mountains on Crete “disappear” (video)

Strong southern winds brought increased quantities of Sahara dust from North Africa to Greece crating a suffocating atmosphere in the Greek capital Athens on Tuesday.  A grey-yellow umbrella covered Athens and Attica, creating a suffocating atmosphere. The sky cleared a little bit on Thuesday afternoon after a weak rainfall. On …

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Spectacular Red Sky over Athens (picts)

Athenians woke up on Thursday morning to witness a spectacular view: An orange-red sky. It was short after 7:15 a.m. when the sky turned …surreal and very dramatic. The phenomenon was due to strong south wind bringing billions of Sahara dust particles to the Greek capital. At the same time, …

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Heat Wave in mid-May: Temperatures in Greece to soar up to 40°C

Meteorologists forecast extremely high temperatures that will reach locally up to 39-40 degrees Celsius over the upcoming weekend. The heat wave unprecedented for this time of the year and the deviation from the average seasonal temperature in mid-May is over 10 degrees Celsius, the weather service of National Observatory of …

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Greece April weather: Snow- and rainfalls, powerful wind, Sahara dust

A barometric low has brought temperature drop and powerful winds, snowfalls locally dense but also Sahara dust from the South. According to meteorologists, the “winter” in April is forecast to last until Thursday, April 23, 2020. A gradual weather improvement is expected as of Friday, although the weather will remain …

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Greece weather warning: Rainfalls, Thunderstorms Nov 9-10 (UPD)

A new bad weather front is forecast to hit Greece as of Wednesday, night, November 6, 2019. It will strike with rainfalls, local thunderstorms, strong South winds, Sahara dust and mud rain. Greece’s national Meteorological Service EMY has issued a weather warning and so did the Greek Fire Service and …

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May says “Goodbye” with rainfalls, storms and Sahara dust

May says Goodbye with rainfalls, storms and Sahara dust in the South and the Central-West of Greece. According to weather forecast, rainfalls and sporadic storms are expected in the Ionian Sea and the West mainland in the morning. The front will expand to the Central and South regions of the …

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Greece’s weather: In the grip of Sahara Dust, May 20-24, 2019

High concentrations of Sahara Dust, intensive cloudiness and high temperatures are the features of the weather in Greece this week, May 20 until May 23 2019. Locally rainfalls and storms are not excluded. Sahara Dust High concentration of Sahara Dust will be observed from Monday, May 20, until Friday,  May …

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Suffocating atmosphere as Sahara dust strikes Greece; Video about consequenses

Sahara Dust will strike large parts of Greece on Wednesday creating a suffocating atmosphere. Epirus, West Sterea, Crete, Athens and Attica and Peloponnese are the regions to be mostly affected by the phenomenon. Meteorologists forecast increased concentration of Sahara dust particles that will be transported to Greece from Libya due …

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Greece’s Meteorologists warn of extreme wave of Sahara Dust during Holy Week

Significant transportation of Sahara Dust is expected to strike Greece during the whole Holy Week, April 22 to April 26, 2019. South winds blowing with intensity of up to 6 and 7 Beaufort will transport billions of particles of red dust. The Sahara dust will initially affect West Greece as …

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Weather warning: Heavy rainfalls, storms, stormy winds and Sahara Dust (videos)

Greece’s National Meteorological Service warns of a weather deterioration with heavy rainfalls and storms, locally with hail-falls and stormy South-East winds of up to 9 Beaufort in Central and South Greece. The stormy south winds will transfer particles of Sahara Dust to the country. The weather deterioration sets in late …

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Lefka Ori: Crete’s snowy mountains sprinkled with Sahara Dust

The famous White Mountains on Crete, the Lefka Ori, turned into a huge cake with whipped cream and velvet sugar sprinkles. It was the orange particles of Sahara Dust from North Africa that sat on the snow and created this landscape. The picture was shot in Chania Prefecture on Tuesday, …

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Eerie scenery with heavy Thunderstorm and Sahara Dust striking Samos

A unique combination of Sahara dust and heavy thunderstorm hit the island of Samos, creating an eerie scenery from another world or planet.  Barometric low Phoebus caused a particularly intense thunderstorm while strong south winds were transporting billions of particles of Sahara Dust. The red particles ‘stole’ the blue of …

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Sahara Dust covers the islands of Crete and Rhodes (pictures)

The sky over the islands of Crete and Rhodes in the south Aegean Sea has been covered with billions of Sahara dust particles coming from North Africa. While large parts of Greece are dealing with huge volumes of rain, Crete and Rhodes have been under attack by billions of particles …

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