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Freak Lightning Storm Lights Up Greek Sky

This timelapse video shows lightning off the coast of Artemida, east of Athens in the early hours of Tuesday. Storms have been hitting the area and the Athens National Observatory has recorded several thousand lightning strikes across the country...

Two Dead as Violent Storms Sweep Across Western Greece

A series of violent thunderstorms swept across most of the Ionian islands and western parts of the Greek mainland on Tuesday morning. Two men have died so far as a result of the storms. A 35-year old Pakistani national succumbed near...

Ryanair Plane Hit By Lightning Over Paphos; No Injuries Reported

A Boeing 737-8AS aircraft belonging to the Ryanair fleet was hit by a lightning strike over Cypriot airspace on Tuesday night. The plane, which took off from Riga, Latvia, was heading to Paphos international airport in Cyprus when the incident...

Chilling Moment Lightning Hits Thessaloniki Building Captured on Video

Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city, was also affected by the deadly storm that hit nearby Halkidiki on Wednesday evening. Video captured by a cell phone shows the scary moment lighting hits a building in the center of the city. There were...

Herd of Sheep Killed by Lightning Strike in Crete

About 20 sheep were taking cover from the downpour in Omalos, Crete on Saturday, when they were killed by a lightning strike. According to the Meteo Weather Service of the National Observatory of Athens, more than 5,700 lightning strikes were recorded...

Western Greece Hit by 22,000 Ligthning Strikes in One Day

The Ionian Sea and Western Greece have been hit by 22,000 lightning strikes in a single day. According to the Meteo.gr weather website, the ZEUS lightning detection system of the Athens National Observatory recorded the thunderbolts that started early on...

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...

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...

British Airways Plane Hit by Lightning Over Greek Island; Lands in Athens

A British Airways airplane was hit by lightning over the island of Skiathos on Monday, shocking the 45 passengers on board. The passengers of flight ZA 2225 from London to Skiathos were scared when lightning hit the aircraft just minutes...

Fundraiser to Help Greek-Australian Wife of Man Killed by Lightning

Friends and relatives contributed to a fundraiser to assist Greek Australian Mary Mourgelas whose husband was killed by a bolt of lightning in Worongary. The 39-year-old Kane Bennett was killed trying to protect his wife and two children from an...