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Floods in Greece’s Peloponnese Claim One Life, Cause Widespread Damage

Floods that followed heavy rainfall in Greece on Friday left one person dead and widespread destruction in buildings and cultivated fields, local officials said. According to the Deputy Regional Director of Ilia, in NW Peloponnese, Vassilis Giannopoulos, the man who...

“Medicane” Cyclone to Hit Greece Over the Weekend

Meteorologists in Greece and Italy are predicting a Mediterranean cyclone to hit both countries this weekend. Some have already called it a "Medicane," a word that comes by combining the words Mediterranean and hurricane. According to Greek meteorologist Klearchos Marousakis,...

Island of Crete Receives One Year's Worth of Rain in First Week of 2020

The latest storms which have swept across parts of Greece over the last several days brought extensive rainfall to many parts of the country, primarily in the eastern and southern mainland and the islands. According to the latest measurements from...

New Snowstorms Expected to Sweep Across Wide Swath of Greece

Greece's National Meteorological Service (EMY) on Friday issued two separate weather warnings for the next three days regarding severe weather and particularly strong winds which are expected to sweep across many parts of the country in the coming days. The severe...

Weather Front ''Eteocles'' to Bring Heavy Storms and More Snow to Greece

A new wintry weather front, dubbed "Eteocles," is expected to affect Greece starting on Friday night, bringing rainstorms, heavy snow at higher altitudes, and gale-force winds to the nation. Only a few days after the previous storm ''Dido'' brought heavy...

Greece Braces for More Bad Weather as ''Geryon'' Weather System Approaches

The severe weather front dubbed "Geryon", is expected to affect Greece with heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, and particularly strong southerly winds from Sunday, November 24 to Tuesday, November 26. According to a warning issued by the National Observatory of Athens' ''Meteo''...

Extensive Rainfall Causes Widespread Damage on Thasos Island

The Greek island of Thasos in the North Aegean Sea has been suffering from extensive damage since Friday, due to the enormous amount of rainwater that has fallen there in a short period of time. A total of six areas...

Floods Cause Extensive Damage in Olympiada, Northern Greece

The village of Olympiada in the regional unit of Halkidiki in Central Macedonia, Greece suffered severe flooding on Friday due to the extensive amounts of rainfall which have fallen continually in the region over the last several hours. The area's...

Meteorologists Issue Warnings for Severe Thunder and Hail Storms from ''Victoria''

The storm dubbed ''Victoria'' arrived in Greece at noontime Tuesday, initiating a series of adverse weather phenomena, beginning with the Ionian islands and western parts of the Greek mainland. Meteorologists from the ''Meteo'' service of Athens' National Observatory issued a...

Severe Weather Alert Issued for Greece as Storm ''Victoria'' Approaches

Greece must brace itself for a new storm, dubbed ''Victoria,'' bringing heavy rainfall and very strong southerly winds, according to a breaking weather warning issued by the country's national meteorological service on Monday. The new weather front, featuring barometric lows,...