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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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Barometric low “Theseus” is sweeping across Greece with severe snowfalls and thunderstorms (videos)

Barometric low ‘Theseus’ has arrived from Italy and is sweeping across Greece with heavy snowfalls in Central and the North-West, while thunderstorms are striking the South. Snow has been falling in mountainous areas even above 200 meters altitude, while lowlands are the target of by strong rainfalls and thunderstorms. In …

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Weather warning: Snow, strong rainfalls and thunderstorms and wind up to 9-10 B

Real winter weather with unpleasant rain, snow-rain, stormy winds and low temperatures. From North-West to South-East Greece is in the grip of a bad weather front that is not expected to last long though. Thunderstorm forecast Thursday, Jan 4, 2018. The National Meteorology Service warns of  strong rainfalls and thunderstorms …

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Greek Meteorological Service and Civil Protection warn of extreme weather phenomena Dec 27-29

Greece’s National Meteorology Service warns of strong rainfalls, thunderstorms and stormy winds. Heavy snowfalls mainly in the mountainous areas in the North-West of the country. The phenomena are expected set in as of Wednesday afternoon and to be very intense. A warning has been also issued by the Greek Civil …

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Missing 80-year-old found dead in the snow in North Peloponnese

A missing 80-year-old woman was found dead under heavy snow in the vailage Dafnes Achaias by Aegio in North-West Peloponnese, one of the regions of Greece most hit by the heavy and icy cold snow weather. The woman was missing for several hours since Friday when the bad weather front …

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UPD Hundreds stranded on Athens-Lamia Highway due to snow

Professional truck drivers and private motorists, families with children on their way to Christmas holidays, stranded for several hours on Athens-Lamia Highway due to the snow fall. Media report of a 14-km long queues from the 118th to the 132th km on the lanes to Lamia, at the height of …

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