Two annual records, for rainfall and snowfall, were already broken this month in Greece, the National Observatory of Athens announced.
The annual rainfall reading at Theodoriana meteorological station, in the northwestern regional unit of Arta, reached 3 425 mm (134.8 inches) by December 12, exceeding a 15-year record.
By Saturday, December 11, satellite data showed that 19% of the country was under cover of snow, breaking a 17-year record.
The average daily snow cover for the period from 2004 to 2021 in early December is about 4%.
Annual rainfall and snowfall records broken in December – ekathimerini
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