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June 21st: the Northern Hemisphere’s Longest Day

June 21st marks the start of the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere -- the longest day of the year. You'll have plenty of daylight to think about it, and if you're free, the possibilities are endless. The exact start...

Heatwave to Hit Greece with Temperatures Reaching 41°C

A heatwave will hit Greece this week with temperatures reaching a scorching 40° to 41° Celsius (105.8°F) the National Meteorological Service’s emergency bulletin said on Monday. On Wednesday, temperatures will reach 38° to 39° Celsius on the mainland and 35°...

“Genesis” Weather Front Damages Crops, Floods Roads Across Greece

Damaged crops, flooded roads, and hundred of rescue calls from civilians were caused by the "Genesis" weather front in Greece.

Greece Braces for Storms as “Genesis” Weather Front Closes In

Authorities in Greece warn of extreme weather conditions starting on Thursday that have been given the name "Genesis." The Climate Crisis and Citizen Protection Ministry urges people to exercise great caution and avoid unnecessary movement outside when the storm is...

Greece Hit With Rain, Stormy Weather

Greece was hit with strong thunderstorms on Monday bringing rain, lightning, and stormy weather across the country, which had previously been experiencing summertime heat. Strong winds, warm temperatures, heavy rain, lightening, and even hail have all been reported across the...

Athens Suburb Evacuated As Wildfire Rages

A wildfire is raging across the southern Athens suburb of Ano Glyfada on Saturday afternoon and residents of Ano Voula are being evacuated.

Greece Braces for First Heatwave of Summer

Greece is bracing for the first heatwave of the summer season with meteorologists warning that, starting on Wednesday, temperatures in several parts of Greece will climb up to 37C (98.6F). The temperature in Evros will rise to 34C while in...

Worsening Weather Forecast As Easter Holiday Exodus Begins in Greece

A weather warning forecasts heavy rain, storms and hail showers across Greece as the Easter holiday exodus begins.

The Ancient Earthquake That Destroyed Nearly Everything on Crete

While the island regularly experiences earthquakes, Crete faced incredible destruction in antiquity after an ancient quake destroyed nearly everything on the island and the region in 365 AD. In fact, the underwater earthquake, which is believed to have been a...

African Dust Clouds to Settle Over Greece Until Saturday

Substantial quantities of African dust are expected to be transferred to Greece between Tuesday and Saturday. According to the Athens National Observatory's meteo.gr weather service's forecast model, the prevalence of southerly winds from Tuesday to Saturday will bring African dust...

Spring Arrives in Greece at Last after Coldest March in 35 Years

Warmer weather arrived at last in Greece on Friday as the country experienced the coldest March in 35 years, meteorologists said. According to the National Observatory, temperatures reached 22-23 degrees Celsius in many parts on Friday and are expected to...

Tsunami Warning Issued after Powerful Earthquake in Japan

A tsunami warning was issued after a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit Japan on Wednesday. The earthquake struck in northern Japan, just off the coast of the region of Fukushima. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the quake hit 60...

Heavy Snow Continues in Greece on Saturday

As the storm "Filippos" makes its way across the country, many regions across Greece have been blanketed in snow. The unlikely snowstorm is rare during this time of the year, when weather in Greece often begins warming up ahead of...

Big Chill Envelops Greece in Mid-March

Greece's big chill continues on Friday as the country is under a cold snap with temperatures far below freezing Celsius, according to the Meteo weather service. Extremely low temperatures and deep frost were recorded on Friday morning, especially in the...

Winter Returns to Greece with Snowfall Forecast for Days

Greece is hit by heavy snow and frigid temperatures on Thursday as gusts of cold air are making their way to the country from Northern Europe. Storm "Filippos" brought snow even in Athens and several other regions of the country....