Articles tagged "greece weather"

greece severe weather june 11 2021

Major summer storm hits Greece with a month's worth of rain in just 40 minutes

A major summer storm hit Greece, particularly the municipality of Attica, on Friday, June 11, 2021, bringing extremely heavy rain, lightning, and hail. A month's worth of rain fell in 40 minutes, causing traffic disruption across Athens and power outages to wide...

June 14, 2021

greece snow feb 16 2021

Historic snowstorm leaves 3 dead in Greece

At least three people were killed on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, as 'fiercest' snowfall in terms of intensity and volume since 2008 hit Greece, according to the National Meteorological Service. The snowfall caused havoc across the country, including in the...

February 17, 2021

greece snow feb 15 2021

Widespread disruption after heaviest snowfall in 12 years hits Greece

Heavy snowfall has caused widespread disruption in many parts of Greece, including the capital -- Athens, on Monday, February 15, 2021, resulting in delayed transport, power outages, and suspended services. According to the National Meteorological Service, this was...

February 16, 2021

greece severe weather oct 21 2020

Waterspout outbreak and flooding hit southern Greece

Flooding and waterspout outbreak hit southern Greece after heavy rains struck the islands on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. Several people were trapped in floodwaters but were successfully rescued. No injuries were reported. According to the World Meteorological...

October 22, 2020

cassilda ianos 1030z september 20 2020 f

Widespread destruction after Medicane Cassilda (Ianos) strikes Greece

Medicane Cassilda (Ianos) made landfall in Argostoli, Kefalonia, western Greece at 02:20 UTC on September 18, 2020, with maximum sustained winds up to 110 km/h (70 mph), gusts to 135 km/h (85 mph), and heavy rain. Widespread destruction was reported. At least 3...

September 20, 2020

medicane cassilda 0530z september 17 2020 f

Dangerous Medicane Cassilda (Ianos) forecast to strike western Greece

The first medicane of the 2020/21 Mediterranean medicane season -- named Cassilda by the unofficial Mediterranean Cyclone Center (MCC), and Ianos by the National Observatory of Athens -- formed in the Ionian Sea on September 16. The storm is moving toward Greece and...

September 17, 2020

greece severe weather aug 10 2020

At least 7 dead, 3 000 properties damaged as massive rains hit Evia, Greece

At least seven people-- including an 8-month-old baby-- lost their lives while 3 000 properties were damaged during a severe storm on the island Evia, Greece on Saturday and Sunday, August 8 and 9, 2020. According to the country's meteorological service, parts...

August 10, 2020

greece hailstorm june 17 2020 4

Severe hailstorm causes flooding and major traffic disruption in northern Greece

An unseasonal hailstorm battered the region of Drama in northern Greece on Tuesday night, June 16, 2020, resulting in floods and major disruption to traffic. The storm was particularly severe, dumping ice pellets that accumulated in some places about 30 to 40 cm (12...

June 18, 2020

Severe weather greece april 8 2020 ft img

Thessaly declares state of emergency after days of severe weather, Greece

Severe weather affecting Greece since April 4, 2020, prompted the country's Civil Protection to declare a state of emergency in several municipalities of Thessaly Region -- South Pelion, Skopelos, and Skiathos. Torrential rainfall caused extensive damage across...

April 08, 2020

greece nov 25 2019 f

Severe weather kills 2 more in Greece, bringing death toll to 9 across parts of Europe

Severe weather across parts of Europe has claimed more lives as total fatalities have increased to nine on November 26, 2019. In Greece, two more people have died when thunderstorms pounded the eastern Aegean Sea on Monday evening, November 25. Flash floods were...

November 26, 2019

terra modis november 24 2019 f

At least six dead as severe weather wreaks havoc across parts of Europe

Six fatalities, power disruptions, and widespread devastations have been reported over the past weekend, November 23, 2019 and 24, as severe storms lashed parts of Europe. In France and Italy, four people died and one person was missing after torrential rain caused...

November 25, 2019

tornado greece nov 4 2019

Brutal tornado captured ripping through a factory in Kalamata, Greece

A short but devastating tornado struck a factory in Kalamata, southern Peloponnese, Greece around 13:05 LT on November 4, 2019. The destruction was caught by security cameras. The owner of the Papadimitriou factory described the horrifying event, "It was a...

November 06, 2019

storm greece july 10 2019 f

6 killed and more than 100 injured as very strong winds, tornadoes and violent hailstorms hit Greece

Very strong winds, tornadoes and violent hailstorms hit northern Greece late Wednesday, July 10, 2019 (local time). Such severe weather is extremely unusual in Greece for this time of year, meteorologist Klearxos Marousakis said. According to Charalambos Steriadis,...

July 11, 2019

acropolis and lightning edit representative f

Lightning bolt strikes Acropolis of Athens, injuring 4 people, Greece

A lightning bolt struck Athen's famous Acropolis on April 17, 2019, injuring two tourists and two guards. A statement released by the country's Culture Ministry said the lightning hit citadel's lightning conductor, shattering glass windows in two nearby...

April 18, 2019

intense hailstorm athens greece april 14 2019

One of the strongest hailstorms on record hits Athens, Greece

Heavy rainfall and sudden intense hailstorm hit Greek capital Athens and its suburbs on April 15, 2019, causing serious traffic disruption and power outages. It was described as one of the most intense hailstorms Athens has ever seen. Hailstorm lasted less than 15...

April 16, 2019

flooding greece april 6 2019 credit john drakakis

Major floods in Crete, streets turn into raging rivers, Greece

Heavy rain hit parts of Greece on April 5 and 6, 2019, causing severe flooding with up to 3 m (10 feet) high floodwaters in Crete. This is the third severe flooding event to hit the country over the past 2 months. Heavy rain started affecting parts of Greece late...

April 07, 2019

keritis river bridge collapse february 25 2019 f

European monthly rainfall record broken in Crete, major floods destroy historic bridge of Keritis, Greece

Major floods hit the Greek island of Crete on February 24 and 25, 2019, after heavy rainfall descended on the island for the second time in just 10 days. At least one person lost its life on February 24 and four more a week ago. Between February 1 and 26, a...

February 26, 2019

large waves and rough sea malta february 24 2019

Malta hit by worst storm since October 1982

A powerful storm hit the Mediterranean island of Malta on February 24, 2019, with hurricane-force winds and tidal surges all along its coast. The same storm caused record gusts in Split, southern Croatia, killed four people in central Italy and caused major floods...

February 25, 2019

crete terra modis february 16 2019 f

Four killed as flash floods hit Crete, Greece

Flash flooding hit the Greek island of Crete on February 16 and 17, 2019, sweeping away one vehicle with four people inside. The island was hit hard by a cold front affecting parts of the country since last week with heavy rain and strong winds. According to the...

February 18, 2019

athens acropolis in snow ioannis tz

Northern Greece records all-time low temperature, Athens blanketed in snow

Cold Arctic air and snowstorms affecting Greece over the past couple of days claimed lives of at least 3 people and caused record low temperature in the country's north. Heavy snow disrupted both land and air traffic, with the worst of it affecting East...

January 10, 2019

austria snowstorm january 6 2019

Blizzards leave 14 people dead as cold snap hits Greece, other parts of Europe and Middle East

At least 14 people have been killed and several others remain missing after below freezing temperatures and blizzards hit Europe this week. Severe weather is expected to continue into the new week. Act accordingly. Temperatures in central and northern Greece have...

January 06, 2019

medicane cindy zorbas greece september 29 2018 terra modis

Medicane "Cindy" (Zorbas) hits Greece and Turkey, leaving at least 3 people missing

Medicane "Cindy," also known as Zorbas, as named by Freie Universität Berlin, developed in the Mediterranean Sea on September 27, 2018, and moved past the southwestern tip of Peloponnese, Greece on September 29 with winds of 90 km/h (55 mph) and gusts...

October 01, 2018

medicane zorbas peak wind model run september 27 2018 f

Rapid cyclogenesis in Mediterranean Sea: Medicane "Zorbas" is forming, threatening Greece and Turkey

Medicane "Zorbas" is forming in the southern Mediterranean Sea. Zorbas may hit Crete, Greece late Saturday, September 29 and WSW Turkey on September 30, with hurricane-force winds and locally very heavy rain. Wind damage and life-threatening flash floods...

September 27, 2018

flash floods greece june 26 2018

Destructive flash floods hit parts of Greece

Destructive flash floods hit parts of Greece on June 26, 2018, causing serious structural damage. Numerous rivers burst their banks across the mainland, sending high-speed flood waters through populated regions. One of the worst-hit areas is the town of Mandra, the...

June 27, 2018

thessaloniki greece flood may 10 2018

Heavy rain, hail and floods hit Thessaloniki, Greece

Heavy rain and hail storm hit Greek port city of Thessaloniki on Thursday, May 11, 2018, flooding roads and houses. Fire department operations coordinator for Northern Greece said that heavy rain flooded roads and buildings, including Thessaloniki’s iconic...

May 11, 2018

featured greece flood march 2018

Flooding hits parts of Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey as rivers overflow

Several rivers in southeastern Europe have broken their banks late March 2018, causing flooding in parts of northern Greece, southeastern Bulgaria, and northwestern Turkey. The Evros (Meriç / Maritsa) River in Greece has been at dangerous levels since March...

March 31, 2018

severe dust storm crete march 22 2018

Severe dust storm hits Crete, Greece

A cutoff low in the central Mediterranean pushed huge amounts of Saharan dust from Libya toward the eastern Mediterranean on March 22, 2018, heavily impacting the region, especially the island of Crete. A thick layer of Saharan sand reached Crete around 16:00 local...

March 23, 2018

waterspout outbreak corfu greece january 21 2018

32 waterspouts reported off Corfu, Greece

A major waterspout outbreak took place early Sunday, January 21, 2018 off the coast of Corfu, the second largest of the Ionian Islands, northwesternmost part of Greece. According to photographer Giannis Gasteratos, who recorded and reported the event, at least 32...

January 22, 2018

mandra greece flood november 15 2017

"Biblical disaster:" Destructive flash floods rage through Athens outskirts, 21 killed

A severe overnight storm turned roads of towns on the outskirts of Greek capital Athens into raging rivers of mud and debris on November 15, 2017. At least 19 people have been killed and many injured. "Everything is lost, the disaster is biblical,"...

November 15, 2017

Greece_flooding_ 7sep2016_by_Martha_Hayes

Heavy rain causes severe flash flooding in Greece, claims 4 lives

At least 4 people have died and one is missing after heavy rains caused heavy flooding in southern and northern parts of Greece on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. The floods destroyed homes and swept cars out to sea. The flooding hit towns and cities from...

September 08, 2016