Meet the Anemoi, the Greek Gods of Weather
Ancient Greeks believed that the weather, like nearly everything else on earth, was the result of divine activity. Wind, specifically, was associated with the Anemoi, or the Greek gods of the wind. The Anemoi are the four gods named Boreas,...
Massive Heat Waves, Climate Change Daunt Scientists
Heat waves and overall climate change has scientists around the globe sounding the alarm and call for the necessity of immediate measures
Dramatic Waterspouts Appear Off Greek Coast After Tuesday's Severe Storms
After unexpected rain storms slammed into the country early Tuesday morning, sharp-eyed weatherspotters were able to capture waterspouts which formed near the island of Thasos and the northern Greek region of Chalkidiki. https://www.facebook.com/meteology/videos/2036007903196138 The impressive weather phenomena are simply columns of wind...
Greece Braces for More Storms, Snow and Cold from New Weather System
Another round of severe wintry weather, including snow across many parts across Greece, is expected to hit the country between Tuesday and Thursday, the National Meteorological Service warned on Monday. The new cold front will bring heavy rainfall to parts...
Greek Weather Warning Looms over August 15 Holiday
Greece is facing heavy storms on Wednesday, with the authorities issuing a warning ahead of the public holiday tomorrow. According to the Hellenic National Meteorological Service, people in northwest Greece can expect to see stormy weather from noon onwards in Epirus,...
Greece Hit by 103,000 Thunderbolts in July
Nearly 103,000 thunderbolts, the highest number in the last 14 years, occurred in Greece in July, the Athens National Observatory's Meteo Service said on Monday. The high activity of electric phenomena, mostly lightning, in over the summer was recorded by...
As Greece Sizzles, New App Warns Public of Heat Dangers
As Greece basks in a three-day heatwave which could send temperatures in the capital soaring to around 36 degrees Celsius (96.8F) a new app released for Athens is allowing users to avail of personalized heat warnings. Developers of the Extrema...
Greece Lightning: Country Hit over 93,500 Times in June
Greece was hit by over 93,500 lightning bolts last month, it was revealed on Tuesday. The amount of electrostatic activity recorded in Greece in June was very high, according to the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), without one day across...
Greek Weather Goes Haywire as Barrage of Lightning Hits Athens (video)
The violent storm that hit Athens on Saturday night has been captured in a dramatic time-lapse video. The skies over the Greek capital lit up, signaling the end of the unseasonably warm weather Athenians had been enjoying for the last...
Dust Clouds Returning to Greece, Scientists Warn
Greece's meteorologists are warning of a return of the wind-borne Saharan dust which blanketed many parts of the country last month. The Athens National Observatory's weather service has said Heraklion on Crete will again take the brunt of the dust...
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