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Mykonos Suffers Extensive Damage from Gale Force Winds

The cosmopolitan Greek island of Mykonos was hit particularly hard by the weather front "Hephaestion" which swept through Greece earlier in the week. The extreme weather conditions which have been experienced across much of Greece since Sunday night caused major...

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...

Meteorologists Warn Western Greece to Be Affected By Extensive Rainfall and Storms

The islands of the Ionian Sea, as well as most parts of the western mainland in Greece, are expected to receive large amounts of water since extensive rainfall and storms will affect these areas on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. According...

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''...

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,...

Authorities on Heightened Alert for Wildfires after Warning for Gale-Force Winds Issued

The Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS or EMY) issued a weather warning on Friday for very strong winds which will affect several areas of the country, increasing the risk of wildfires. More specifically, the warning covers the areas of the...

Greece Braces for Severe Storms After Heat And Wildfires

Following a long period of extremely high temperatures and strong winds, which contributed to the spread of devastating wildfires on Evia, Greece is preparing for an autumnal change in the weather, beginning on Friday night. According to a forecast issued...

Large Fire Breaks Out on Evia, Villages Ready for Evacuation

A large fire broke out at 3 am local time on Tuesday on Greece's central Evia (Euboea). The fire burns a thick forest with rich wildlife and it is protected by the European Union's Natura 2000 network. The fire is located...