Weather

Dramatic Nighttime Rescue at Sea off Greece's Kefalonia Captured on Video

A helicopter from the Hellenic Air Force saved two swimmers, one of whom was a rescuer, off the coast of the Greek island of Kefalonia on Friday. Intense winds and rough seas threatened the lives of the two swimmers,...

Greece Braces for New Heat Wave This Weekend

Greece's National Meteorological Service issued a warning for unusually high temperatures throughout the country in the coming days. In Attica, the highest maximum temperature values ​​will be noted for two days, Monday and Tuesday and are projected to reach 38 to...

Storm System "Thalia" Causes Floods, Blackouts in Northwestern Greece

The summer storm system "Thalia" slammed into Macedonia, Thessaly, Epirus and the Ionian islands on Wednesday, causing floods, blackouts, and even train stoppages, while the Greek Weather Service counted 9,900 lightning strikes caused by the severe weather. The ZEUS system...

Rain, Thunderstorms to Replace Heat Wave in Greece

As Greece has been hit by a heatwave in the past few days, rainfall and thunderstorms are forecast for Saturday night, bringing cooler weather in parts of the country. According to the National Meteorological Service, the wet front will hit...

Greece Should Expect Hotter, Wetter Summer, Leading Expert Warns

A leading Greek scientist warned that the country could experience a hotter and wetter summer than usual. Athanasios Argyriou, professor of atmospheric physics at Patras University, predicted a high chance that both temperatures and rainfall over the summer will be...

Leonardo DiCaprio Spotlights Pollution, Leading to Greek Island Cleanup

Scientists from the Greek island of Andros are using a submarine with advanced sonar technology in order to document the state of the island's polluted seabed. The submarine, which is also equipped with a robotic arm, will enable researchers to...

Northern Greece Covered by Blanket of Snow on Holy Wednesday

Parts of northern Greece woke up under a blanket of snow on Holy Wednesday as a mid-Spring cold front descended upon the country from the north. Social media users posted videos and photos of the heavy snowfall in towns and...

Athens Skywatchers Marvel at Rare UFO-Like Phenomenon

Skywatchers in Athens witnessed a very rare phenomenon on Tuesday called a "fallstreak hole," which is also known as a "hole punch cloud." A fallstreak hole is a large gap, usually circular or elliptical, that can appear in clouds. Because...

Low Temperatures Create Crete's Only Heart-Shaped Frozen Lake (video)

A drone video recently captured the wild beauty of Crete's region of Omalos in Chania, where the latest round of snow and low temperatures have created some stunning wintertime scenery. The artificial lake of OAK, at the heart of the...

Fire Rages in Marathon, Blaze in Elafonisos Under Control

A large fire broke out in the Marathon area in Attica on Saturday afternoon, with General Secretary for Civil protection Nikos Hardalias rushing to the spot. According to the fire service, a forest area is on fire and the flames...

Meteorologists Expect New Week-long Heat Wave to Hit Greece

Temperatures in Greece are expected to rise gradually, beginning on Wednesday, with meteorologists expecting a new heat wave by the weekend which could possibly last through August 15th. The Hellenic National Meteorological Service issued an emergency announcement that temperatures may...

Thermal Imaging Camera Captures Athens Buildings During Heatwave (video)

As temperatures in Athens, on Friday, flirted with the 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) a drone equipped with a thermal imaging camera captured the heat in the buildings of the Greek capital. Meteorologists warned of even higher temperatures on Saturday across...

Greece Braces For More Storms as Weather System ''Antinoos'' Nears

Greece's National Meteorological Service (EMY) forecasted the arrival of more rainy and stormy weather which will affect the country beginning on Tuesday afternoon in a new weather warning issued on Monday. The new weather system, dubbed ''Antinoos,'' may be accompanied...

Driving Through the Greek Mega-Storm: A Scene from a Horror Movie (video)

Dramatic footage has emerged shot by the passengers of a car traveling along the Silata - Kallikratia route in Greece's Halkidiki when the deadly storm hit the region on Wednesday night. The footage, which has gone viral, shows how the...

Drone Videos Capture Destruction Caused by Deadly Storm in Northern Greece

Dramatic drone footage has emerged showing the damage caused to homes after a violent storm ripped through one of Greece's top tourist areas killing seven and injuring at least 23. Six tourists including two children were killed - two each...