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Severe weather warning issued in Greece for 27-28 October

Severe weather warning issued in Greece for 27-28 October

The Hellenic National Meteorological Service (EMY) issued an emergency bulletin warning of the sudden onset of a storm front from Tuesday. The wet spell will bring heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, hail and powerful…

Impressive waterspout swirls near Santorini

Impressive waterspout swirls near Santorini

A towering waterspout dazzled residents and tourists on the Greek island of Santorini two days ago. According to the National Geographic, “a waterspout is a column of cloud-filled wind rotating over a…

Greek PM promises swift relief following Cyclone Ianos

Greek PM promises swift relief following Cyclone Ianos

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis promised the flood-stricken households, farmers and businesses of Karditsa that the government will stand at their side with “speed and determination.” Cyclone Ianos, has left three people…

Cyclone Ianos repairs underway in Karditsa

Cyclone Ianos repairs underway in Karditsa

Following the severe flash floods caused by the bad weather over the weekend, the situation in Karditsa, a city in western Thessaly in mainland Greece, remains complex. Bridges have been destroyed and…

Cyclone Ianos leaves 3 dead, causes extensive damage

Cyclone Ianos leaves 3 dead, causes extensive damage

Cyclone Ianos, has left three people dead and another reported missing, after the severe weather phenomena swept from the Ionian Islands through central Greece this weekend. The casualties included an older woman…

Unusual Mediterranean cyclone 'Ianos' strikes Western Greece

Unusual Mediterranean cyclone ‘Ianos’ hits Western Greece

The rare cyclone Ianos ‘hit’ the islands of Zakynthos, Kefalonia, Ithaca on Thursday evening. Greece’s national meteorological service issued a top level Red Alert for winds, rain and storm conditions. “We are…

Rare cyclone 'Ianos' is on track to hit Greece

Rare cyclone ‘Ianos’ is on track to hit Greece

A rare cyclone, dubbed Ianos, will affect Greece from Thursday according to the National Observatory of Athens weather station. The main characteristics of Ianos will be heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and strong gale-force…

Expect a hotter than average Summer in Greece

Expect a hotter than average Summer in Greece

In an interview with Athens-Macedonian News Agency, Professor of Physics at the University of Patras, Athanasios Argyriou, stated that the recent spate of unsettled weather in Greece is the result of atmospheric…

Zagori, Ioannina

Zagori, Ioannina under a blanket of snow in late May

Less than a week until summer and Zagori in Ioannina, has been covered by snow. On Tuesday afternoon, the landscape in the area looked completely wintery. According to residents of the area,…

Zenobia

‘Zenobia’ sweeps the country with cold weather and snow

The National Observatory of Athens meteorological service, has reported that the ongoing ‘Zenobia’ weather system will continue in Greece until Monday. ‘Zenobia’ will mainly affect the eastern and southern parts of the country…

Saharan dust set to hit Greece today 3

Saharan dust set to hit Greece today

According to the Athens National Observatory’s meteorological service, a low-pressure system with strong winds is forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing large quantities of Saharan dust to Greece, turning rain muddy. The…

Constant downpour causes landslides in southern Peloponnese 5

Constant downpour causes landslides in southern Peloponnese

Significant destruction has been caused to the roads in parts of Messinia in the Peloponnese over recent days by powerful and persistent downpours, particularly in the highlands of Mount Taygetos. Local media…

Fierce winds force sailing cancellation 7

Fierce winds force sailing cancellation

Dangerous weather conditions with winds of up to 10 on the Beaufort scale, have forced boats to be docked. Boats continue to be docked at the port Piraeus due to gale-force winds,…

Winds and storms set to sweep across Greece 14

Winds and storms set to sweep across Greece

Greece’s warm and sunny weather is set to give way to strong winds and “Xenophon” the first strong storm of Autumn will sweep across the nation today, Tuesday, September 25, with gale-force…

Greece to experience biggest heat wave in a decade 15

Greece to experience biggest heat wave in a decade

Greece is about to experience the biggest heatwave it’s had in a decade, as the next few days are set to soar with high temperatures all across the nation. Friday is expected…

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