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Halkidiki Storm leaves behind 7 dead and large devastation

The body of a missing Greek fisherman was recovered by the Greek Coast Guard early Thursday afternoon some 6 nautical miles off the coast between Sozopolis and Nea Kallikratia. The 62-year-old man, a fisherman by profession, went fishing on Wednesday afternoon just a few hours before the deadly freak storm …

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Weather Warning Greece: Rain, Thunderstorms, Hail and …Heat Wave

Greece’s National Meteorological service EMY issued a weather warning forecasting powerful rainfalls and thunderstorms and hail. At the same time, temperatures will remain high and reach up to 37 degrees Celsius in the shade. According to the forecast for Monday, June 24, 2019, the summer storms weather will affect mainly …

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Shocking video: Man drowns as he swims to save his boat amid storm

A young man swam to his death when he tried to reach his boat swept away by strong winds as a storm was coming in. The 31 year-old man was on a weekend trip to a beach by Nafpaktos, West Greece, enjoying the sun and the high temperatures on Sunday. …

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Swimmer drowned, sunbather injured when storm strikes West Greece

One swimmer was drowned and a sunbather was injured when a storm suddenly stroke the regions of Patras and Nafpaktos in West Greece. Sunday was sunny with high temperatures and promising as thousands of Greeks spent the day at the sea shores also taking advantage of the bank holiday on …

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Hail storm strikes Athens on a mid-May Friday (videos, pictures)

It poured down as meteorologists forecast: Heavy grey clouds gathered over Athens and Attica around 3 o’ clock Friday afternoon, thunder was heard, the sky opened and strong hail fall came down. The hail intensity was so powerful that within minutes the streets were covered with little white frozen balls. …

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Weather Warning: Storms, Rainfalls, Snow, Temperature drop up to 12C

While the last few days were full with a bright sunshine and mild temperatures, the Greek National Meteorological Service has issued a warning of an extraordinary weather deterioration with heavy rainfalls and snow and temperature down by up to 12 degrees Celsius. According to EMY, the weather will dramatically change …

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Snowfalls in Attica, sharp temperature drop, forst, gale-force winds of 10B in Aegean

Greece’ National Meteorological Service warns of a bad weather front with snowfalls even in Attica, strong rainfalls and storms, sharp temperature drop and frost. The February weather scenery will be accompanied by gale-force powerful winds up to 10 Beaufort in the Aegean Sea. Snowfalls Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019 Snowfalls on …

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Samos: Powerful storm, impressive pictures by local photographer

One of the stongest storms of the last years stroke the island of Samos on Saturday night. The powerful phenomenon not only caused power cuts and problems in the road network. It also created an impressive scenery that local photographer Manolis Thravalos captured with his camera. “Thousands of lightnings turned …

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Powerful rainstorm floods again Athens, forces Metro evacuation

A powerful rainstorm broke out short after 01:30 Sunday afternoon and flooded again the streets in West and North suburbs of Greek capital Athens. Metro stations and were reportedly evacuated and remain closed due to power outages and floods. was evacuated and closed due to repeated power outages. was evacuated …

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Rare phenomenon over Kavala: An awesome Shelf Cloud

A rare phenomenon over the city of Kavala in Northern Greece:  A storm with a shelf cloud. A low-hanging, well-defined, wedge-shaped formation that occurs along the leading edge of a gust front in a thunderstorm. Shelf clouds most often form just ahead of intense lines of thunderstorms. Shelf clouds are …

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Heavy rainstorms hit Athens, set south Lefkada under water (videos, picts)

Streets and basements flooded, trees fell and power was cut in hundreds of households and businesses when a powerful rainstorm stroke Greek capital Athens on Sunday afternoon. The football match between Panathinaikos and Xanthi was suspended when the pitch turned into a lake. The heavy rainfall showed for one more …

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12 crew members rescued after cargo “Little Seyma” run aground in stormy Aegean weather

A big operation is underway to rescue 12 crew members of cargo vessel Little Seyma that run aground off the eastern coast of the islet of Tragonisi off the eastern tip of the island of Mykonos in the central Aegean Sea. Little Seyma – Tragonisi The vessel is reportedly stuck …

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Short and powerful rainstorm floods Keratsini suburb of Pireaus (picts, videos)

One more area was flooded on Friday morning when a short but powerful rain-and thunderstorm stroke the West Attica. This time the bad weather front stroke Keratsini suburb of Piraeus in West Attica. Ten kilometers way from downtown Athens, the capital of a European country in the 21st century. Torrential …

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Death toll reaches 15, still 3 missing in floods. PM Tsipras declares ‘national mourning’

The drama in West Attica floods has no end.  The bodies of more and more people who died in the floods have been recovered. The majority of them were elderly trapped in their homes, unable to escape the powerful force of the rushing waters bring mud and rubble from the …

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+++ Ten people die, several missing in West Attica floods, dramatic rescue operations (videos, picts)

Hour by hour the death toll in West Attica floods is increasing, while an unknown number of missing people has been reported to authorities by concerned relatives. The body of an 82-year-old woman was found by fire fighters short before 10 a.m. Wednesday. The woman was trapped inside her home …

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Four dead, three injured in West Attica floods, tons of water turn towns into mud lakes (videos, picts)

Torrential rains that started in the dawn of Wednesday and kept sending tons of water in Western Attica have flooded homes and shops in Mandra and Nea Peramos, the wider area of Megara as well as parts of the old and the new Athens-Corinth highway. Two elderly lost their lives …

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UPD British father dies when rainstorm sweeps away family car in Corfu

A 57-year-old British tourist lost his life when rushing waters swept away the car he was driving during a thunderstorm. The tragedy occurred during the time a thunderstorm with torrential rains was striking the island of Corfu in the Northern Ionian Sea on Saturday evening.  In the car were also …

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