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“Enjoy the View!” Impressing landing in snowy Thessaloniki airport (video)

The pilot of an Airbus 320 landed in “Macedonia” airport in snowy Thessaloniki, North Greece. On that specific snowy day, on January 4th 2019, the visibility was low, a phenomenons that occurs often in Macedonia airport. According to YouTube Channel “Pilots View” it was the pilot who shot the video …

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Man dies in snowed-in Evia village as medical help would not reach area

A 72-year-old man in one of the snowed-in villages in Evia suffered and stroke and died early Wednesday morning because medical help or transfer to a hospital was impossible due to harsh weather conditions. The man was living with his family in Stropones village where snow has reached a height …

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“Tilemachos” strikes Greece with heavy snow and freezing temperatures

Snow-queen “Sophia” left Greece on Sunday, allowing hundreds of religious Greeks to jump into ice-cold sea and river waters to catch the Holy Cross on Epiphany Day, the day the Waters are being blessed. However, the snow break was of short duration as new barometric low, “Tilemachos” is forecast to …

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Extreme weather contrast: Snow in the North, Sahara Dust in the South

Extreme weather contrast in Greece: Orange-yellow Sahara dust swallowed Crete, white snow covered the West Macedonia. While in Crete temperatures reached 30 degrees Celsius, in Florina it was ice-cold as if in deep winter. The stark weather contrast between the North and the South are unprecedented  in Greece. Florina & …

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Divided we stand: Snow in the North, up to 30 C in the South

As if Greeks are not divided enough on national and political issues, the weather is going to add the icing on the Greek cake and this icing is made of pure fluffy snow. In the country’s North is going to be winter, in the country’s South …summer. While Greeks in …

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Greece’s National Meteo warning: Snow, rain, thunderstorms, frost

Greece’s National Meteorological Service issue a warning of extreme weather phenomena for the next hours, starting Tuesday evening, February 27 2018, for two days. Main features of the weather deterioration are: Strong rainfalls and thunderstorms, accompanied by strong South winds and possibly also hail locally. Snowfalls, temporarily very heavy. Frost. …

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Dozens of villages without power as snow-weather strikes Greece (videos, picts)

Half mainland of Greece is covered by snow, large parts of the Thessaly lowlands are covered by water. Strong winds have forced authorities to halt locally sea traffic for ferries and ships. Many schools in Macedonia and Central Greece are closed on Monday due to snow- and rainfalls as well …

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One dead as bad weather front strikes Greece with torrential rains and thunderstorms

The bad weather front has been striking large parts of Greece with torrential rains and snow. One woman was drowned in Evia, several rivers and streams flooded in Central Greece,e snow hasthousands of agricultural land flooded. A 59-year-old woman was swept away by rushing waters in Drymonas village in North …

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Snowstorms in Central Greece – Weather Forecast over the Carnival weekend

Heavy snow storms in Central Greece have forced local authorities of Domokos to have schools closed on Friday, sending home children and personnel for a really long weekend. Mostly hit by the snow falls are the prefectures of Fthiotida and Aitoloakarnania in Central and West Greece but also of Achaia …

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Barometric low “Iokaste” leaves 3 people dead, half meter snow and floods

Barometric low “Iokaste” is slowly moving away from Greece leaving behind half meter snow,, flooded home and and three people dead.  Two hikers in Voras Mountain in North Macedonia,  and one local man in Central Greece whose oxygen supply was cut due to power outage. Video: Highway Kalabaka by Trikala …

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Weather warning: Low “Iokaste” comes with rain- and thunderstorms, snow and strong winds

Barometric low “Iokaste” has arrived in Greece with rain- and thunderstorms, heavy snowfalls, very strong winds and temperature drop. According to Greek mythology, Iokaste or Jocaste was Queen consort of Thebes, first the wife of Laius and then of their son Oedipus. The National Meteorological Service (EMY) has issued a …

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Rainfalls, Thunderstorms, Snow and Gale Winds up to 10B over the weekend

The days of lots of bright sunshine and pleasant winter temperatures are over. At least temporarily. Greece’ National Meteorological Service (EMY) warns of a weather deterioration with strong rainfalls and thunderstorms and gale winds of 8 and 9 Beaufort intensity over the weekend. According to the EMY weather warning, the …

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Snowfalls in Central Macedonia leave schools and households without power

Heavy snowfalls in the outskirts of Thessaloniki and Halkidiki peninsula, Northern Greece, caused a power blackout in several areas and forced authorities to close schools. Traffic has been halted and snow-chains are needed in many areas. A power blackout and forced authorities to close schools in Arethousa as the power …

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