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Title: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 06 November, 2014 @ 15:15:15
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Greek authorities on Thursday issued a weather warning as heavy rain and storms were expected on Friday.

Bad weather was expected to hit western parts of the country during the day before spreading across Greece by late Friday.

According to the National Meteorological Service, heavy rain and storms were expected in the Ionian Sea, Central Macedonia... the Peloponnese...
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_06/11/2014_544361
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Friday, 07 November, 2014 @ 13:40:20
Time to try the new season's home made tsipouro, methinks!  :yiamas:

Tony
Title: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 30 December, 2014 @ 00:23:32
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Meteorologists warned on Monday that temperatures are expected to plummet across the country Tuesday and Wednesday, prompting authorities in Athens and Thessaloniki to take special measures to help people sleeping on the streets of the two cities.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_29/12/2014_545791
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 01 January, 2015 @ 17:13:09
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Ferry boats were not allowed to sail from the Attica ports of Piraeus, Lavrio or Rafina on Wednesday or Thursday as gale-force winds trashed the Aegean Sea, though smaller ferries did make the brief crossing to Aegina.

Strong winds also caused power outages in several parts of Greece... as felled trees knocked down power lines.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_01/01/2015_545863
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 01 January, 2015 @ 17:14:12
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A 55-year-old man from Filippiada in northwestern Greece was recovering in an Arta hospital on Thursday after being blown off his balcony on Wednesday.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_01/01/2015_545856
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: TonyD on Friday, 02 January, 2015 @ 12:25:21
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A 55-year-old man...recovering in hospital...after being blown off his balcony...

Sprouts?
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 12 January, 2015 @ 17:47:06
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Following a few days of relatively fair weather, the National Meteorological Service (EMY) on Monday issued an emergency bulletin, heralding a new cold snap with heavy rain, storms and snow forecast across much of the country.

EMY warned of rain and stormy weather in western, central and northern Greece with snow in mountainous and semi-mountainous regions.

There will be adverse conditions at sea too with winds set to reach 8 or 9 on the Beaufort scale.

According to EMY, weather conditions are set to improve as of mid-week.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_12/01/2015_546125
Title: Weather warning
Post by: Mary on Sunday, 08 February, 2015 @ 12:33:10
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Weather conditions are set to deteriorate this week with the National Meteorological Service (EMY) forecasting strong winds, snowfall and storms, across much of the country.

Temperatures are set to plunge by up to 10 degrees Celsius early in the week with the cold snap expected to continue at least through Tuesday.

Conditions are to ease from Wednesday.

With strong winds likely to affect ferry departures from the country’s main ports, as was the case at the end of last week, those planning to travel by sea are advised to check ahead of time.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_07/02/2015_547011
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: HiFi on Sunday, 08 February, 2015 @ 13:58:33
brrrrrrr :help:
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Bluenose on Sunday, 08 February, 2015 @ 17:15:17
Brrrrr is right HiFi just had a quick nose at the Argostoli port cam and it looks as cold and damp as it is here. A day for the couch an old film on the telly and a good pot of Rosy Lea on the go! Brrrr...
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: jeanskala on Monday, 09 February, 2015 @ 11:18:28
8 degrees and wet, as at 11:17am but no winds, other than those of the bean variety!!
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Mary on Monday, 09 February, 2015 @ 12:05:06
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The prolongation of tourism season in Greece to last all-year-round is a top priority, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura on Sunday said.
http://www.newsbomb.gr/en/story/553909/kountoura-all-year-round-tourism-season-in-greece-is-a-top-priority


 :hmm: Damp squid, anyone?


(To misquote (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/4799157/Damp-Squid-The-top-10-misquoted-phrases-in-Britain.html) the phrase)
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Tuesday, 10 February, 2015 @ 14:24:03
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The prolongation of tourism season in Greece to last all-year-round is a top priority, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura on Sunday said.
http://www.newsbomb.gr/en/story/553909/kountoura-all-year-round-tourism-season-in-greece-is-a-top-priority (http://www.newsbomb.gr/en/story/553909/kountoura-all-year-round-tourism-season-in-greece-is-a-top-priority)


 :hmm: Damp squid, anyone?


(To misquote (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/4799157/Damp-Squid-The-top-10-misquoted-phrases-in-Britain.html) the phrase)

I quite like the misquote "damp squid" and prefer to use it now.  I first heard it as a definite misquote about 30 years ago.  I presume it's because the word squib as a small firework passed out of use decades back and many people now no longer know what it means and switched to the malapropism, squid.  Although the original conveys the sense of disappointment better, "damp squid" conjures up the far greater surreal possibilities of a lifeless, wet sea creature.

Of course the very best and strangely similar example is "hoist with his own leotard", surprisingly not quoted in the Telegraph article. Despite the attraction I have not yet been able to bring myself to use it deliberately.  The original is "petard" from an old French word for a hand-held bomb.  It gets a mention in Tristram Shandy in the many digressions on the state of 18th (probably more 17th) seige warfare by Tristram's batty but loveable Uncle Toby.  The bomb was so small that it was named after the French for fart, so the original meaning of being "hoist with one's own petard" is of being blown up by a fart-size bomb.  This is in itself a delightful idea but not a patch on being dragged upwards by one's own dancewear by... a crane,  a dance competitor... ??? !

Tony
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Mary on Thursday, 12 February, 2015 @ 11:04:41
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Snowfall on the last two days followed by low temperatures and winds made circulation difficult in many northern Greek areas and isolated mountain villages in areas as far south as the Aegean island of Crete, on Wednesday.
http://www.newsbomb.gr/en/story/555405/problems-continue-following-snow-and-gale-force-winds


Not leotard weather at the moment, Tony! Though maybe we can look forward to seeing APB in his mankini when summer comes  :hmm:
Title: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 30 July, 2015 @ 00:24:41
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Meteorologists expect temperatures to keep rising this week

Locals and visitors in Greece have been advised to protect themselves from the heat as meteorologists expect temperatures to keep rising this week with the heat wave pushing past the 40-Celsius mark on Wednesday and Thursday.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/200017/gallery/ekathimerini/in-images/meteorologists-expect-temperatures-to-keep-rising-this-week

Not sure it'll be quite that hot on Kef but I'm sure it will be more than hot enough.
Title: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 20 October, 2015 @ 16:50:28
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Bad weather to hit across Greece on Wednesday

The Hellenic National Meteorological Service on Tuesday warned that temperatures were expected to drop in large parts of the country on Wednesday. Heavy rain and storms were also expected in most part of Greece on the same day, the agency said.

Bad weather was expected to persist through Thursday and Friday before improving on Saturday.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/202666/article/ekathimerini/news/bad-weather-to-hit-across-greece-on-wednesday
Title: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 24 November, 2015 @ 14:14:20
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Bad weather to hit on Wednesday
http://www.ekathimerini.com/203726/article/ekathimerini/news/bad-weather-to-hit-on-wednesday

Likely later today on Kef, according to the forecasts (http://goinggreek.info/index.php).
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maarm on Tuesday, 24 November, 2015 @ 16:38:54
Your turn we had that Friday and Saturday - keep the pets in or you may see them fly past.
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 24 November, 2015 @ 17:05:33
keep the pets in

Like Baby Puss (Fred Flintsone's 'cat') with our lot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSF3CV0OPGU
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Tuesday, 24 November, 2015 @ 17:17:44
Wilmaaaaaaaaaah !!!!

Tony
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 26 November, 2015 @ 13:18:32
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Storms, gale-force winds expected across Greece

Strong downpours and gale-force winds are expected to lash most parts of the country starting on Thursday night and for at least two days after that, the Greek meteorological service (HNMS) has warned.

The wet front will sweep in from the southwest, hitting the islands of the Ionian and the western coast of the Peloponnese first, before making its way across the mainland and possibly to the Crete and the Aegean by the early hours of Friday. Southerly winds will pick up, reaching speeds as high as 9 on the Beaufort scale, especially at sea.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/203806/article/ekathimerini/news/storms-gale-force-winds-expected-across-greece
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: TonyKath on Monday, 25 January, 2016 @ 21:24:45
Kath's sister who tracks Skiathos posted this pic of Achladia beach taken on 23/01/16 on her FB page:

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpl1/v/t1.0-9/12522930_1684813921761798_6365520954266137442_n.jpg?oh=3d66ebeeb92c98156c5dd7247aa8dae9&oe=573DFCC6)

From Severe Weather Greece FB Page (https://www.facebook.com/SevereWeatherReportsGr/)

Photos/Φωτογραφίες: Sakis Zlatoudis
Source/Πηγή: Stavros Dafis & Metar.gr

Tony
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 26 January, 2016 @ 00:53:55
The dog looks to be enjoying it!
Title: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 15 July, 2016 @ 17:28:38
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Heat wave persists as ozone levels pass safety mark in Greek capital

A weeklong heat wave that has seen daytime highs hovering around the 40-Celsius mark in many parts of the country, also contribute to high ozone levels in the Greek capital.

Health authorities have issued several warnings over the week... The national meteorological service on Friday reported highs of 38-39C in the capital, saying that while there will be a small dip in temperatures over the weekend, high heat levels will continue next week.

The service has also forecast brief summer showers and storms in western parts of the country over the next few days, particularly in the Ionian islands.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/210480/article/ekathimerini/news/heat-wave-persists-as-ozone-levels-pass-safety-mark-in-greek-capital


Heard it's been a fairly pleasant low - mid thirties on Kef. I wouldn't worry too much about showers and storms.


Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: jeanskala on Monday, 18 July, 2016 @ 12:03:28
Very windy here over the last couple of days but at least not that hot hairdrier-type wind!
Title: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 25 June, 2017 @ 18:37:46
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Heat wave to get stronger, passing 40C mark in Athens next weekend

A heat wave that has seen temperatures in many parts of Greece shoot past the 35 Celsius mark will only get worse as the week wears on, meteorologists warned on Sunday.

According to Skai’s weather service, daytime highs in Athens will increase through the week to reach 41C next weekend.

Conditions will be somewhat more bearable in southern Greece and the islands, where temperatures will hover around 4-5 degrees Celsius below these levels.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/219559/article/ekathimerini/news/heat-wave-to-get-stronger-passing-40c-mark-in-athens-next-weekend
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Jolly Roger on Saturday, 01 July, 2017 @ 08:10:17
The heatwave in Greece may rival 1987. Last time we had extreme temperatures was in 2007, which was followed by the Great Fire over many parts of Greece including Kefalonia.
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 01 July, 2017 @ 10:48:37
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Weather warnings: Ionion Islands

valid from 01.07.2017 11:00 CET Until 01.07.2017 16:00 CET
Extreme high temperature 
Awareness Level: Orange
http://meteoalarm.eu/en_UK/0/0/GR010-Greece.html


Risk of fire: High (http://civilprotection.gr/sites/default/gscp_uploads/170701.jpg)


Summer's here
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 01 July, 2017 @ 23:17:57
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Tactical 355 Squadron Air Force on alert due to heatwave
http://www.amna.gr/en/article/167937/Tactical-355-Squadron-Air-Force-on-alert-due-to-heatwave

Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: jeanskala on Sunday, 02 July, 2017 @ 20:13:08
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Heat wave to get stronger, passing 40C mark in Athens next weekend

A heat wave that has seen temperatures in many parts of Greece shoot past the 35 Celsius mark will only get worse as the week wears on, meteorologists warned on Sunday.

According to Skai’s weather service, daytime highs in Athens will increase through the week to reach 41C next weekend.

Conditions will be somewhat more bearable in southern Greece and the islands, where temperatures will hover around 4-5 degrees Celsius below these levels.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/219559/article/ekathimerini/news/heat-wave-to-get-stronger-passing-40c-mark-in-athens-next-weekend
I'm sure you'll be happy to be missing this Maik and Mary!! Most unpleasant...
Title: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 29 November, 2018 @ 12:18:28
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Severe weather bulletin issued by Meteo services for next two days
Phenomena will include heavy snow and high winds

The Greek national meteorological services (EMY) issued an extraordinary weather warning for the next two days. The weather across the country is expected to sharply deteriorate, with the main phenomena including strong easterly winds, a precipitous drop in temperatures and snow in the mountainous areas of the mainland.
http://en.protothema.gr/severe-weather-bulletin-issued-by-meteo-services-for-next-two-days/

Kef looking not to be affected too badly
Title: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 03 January, 2019 @ 01:50:33
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Greece bracing for snow as “Sophia” barometric low to hit on Thursday

According to the meteorologist, Giannis Kallianos a new wave of weather will hit Greece on Thursday, with almost unprecedented low temperatures, especially in central and northern Greece. The forecast says the temperature will fall to -17 degrees Celsius in the morning of Thursday.
http://en.protothema.gr/greece-bracing-for-snow-as-sophia-barometric-low-to-hit-on-thursday/


Not sure it will go below zero on Kef (well, maybe atop Ainos) but it's looking pretty cool for a few days.
Title: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 04 February, 2019 @ 16:11:53
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New cold front to sweep country from Tuesday

A new cold front is forecast to sweep much of the country from Tuesday to Thursday, from the south to the north.

The Ionian, Crete, the Peloponnese, mainland Greece, Evia and the Cyclades are to see heavy rainfall which is to spread across the Aegean to the Dodecanese and Thessaly by Tuesday night.

On Wednesday and Thursday, rainfall is forecast for many areas with the weather expected to turn stormy at sea, with hail in parts and strong winds.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/237319/article/ekathimerini/news/new-cold-front-to-sweep-country-from-tuesday
Title: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 11 February, 2019 @ 21:18:52
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Greece Braces for More Storms, Snow and Cold from New Weather System

Another round of severe wintry weather, including snow across many parts across Greece, is expected to hit the country between Tuesday and Thursday, the National Meteorological Service warned on Monday.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/02/11/greece-braces-for-more-storms-snow-and-cold-from-new-weather-system/

No mention of the Eptanisa
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 11 February, 2019 @ 21:29:24
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Rain, snow and strong winds expected from Wednesday

A new cold front is expected to hit Greece on Wednesday, bringing snow, gale-force northerly winds, storms and a significant drop in temperature, the National Meteorological Service (EMY) have forecasted.

The General Secretariat for Civil Protection (GSCP) have issued a warning for all pertinent state services and all regions and municipalities in the country to be prepared to deal with any problems the severe weather may cause.

Citizens are advised to be vigilant and take measures to protect themselves from weather-related dangers. This includes wearing several layers of thin clothing rather than one very warm thick layer, as well as weather-appropriate shoes, and to avoid venturing out when conditions are particularly difficult.

In areas that are expected to experience heavy rainfall, storms and strong winds, citizens are advised:

    to secure objects that could cause damage or injuries
    make sure that the gutters of their houses are not obstructed
    avoid crossing streams or torrents on foot or with their vehicles during and after a storm
    to avoid working in the open or engaging in seaside or waterside activities
    to take cover under a structure or inside a vehicle during a hail storm
    to avoid walking under large trees or signboards and where objects could fall on the ground
    to follow closely the instructions issued by authorities, such as the traffic police

Furthermore, in areas where snowfall and frost are predicted, people travelling with a car are advised:

    to consult the weather forecast and get information on road conditions before setting out
    to travel during the day and only if it is essential
    to always carry snow chains
    to change their travel plans to avoid extreme weather phenomena
    to inform their next of kin about the route they intend to take
https://greekcitytimes.com/2019/02/12/rain-snow-and-strong-winds-expected-to-hit-greece-from-wednesday/

Title: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 22 February, 2019 @ 13:14:51
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New Cold Wave “Oceanis” to Sweep over Greece as of Friday Evening

The new cold wave of polar origin that is expected to hit Greece on Friday night was named “Oceanis” by the meteorological service of the National Observatory of Athens.

The main characteristics of the new cold wave will be a major drop in temperatures, heavy rainfall and rainstorms mostly over the sea, and dense snowfall in mountainous, semi-mountainous and even lowland areas. Snow is expected to fall even in Athens.
https://www.thenationalherald.com/231603/new-cold-wave-oceanis-to-sweep-over-greece-as-of-friday-evening/


May have only minimal effect on Kef.
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: HiFi on Friday, 22 February, 2019 @ 14:16:51
Some silly wind forecast for Kef.... 
http://www.meteo.gr/cf-en.cfm?city_id=9
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 27 March, 2019 @ 21:03:02
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Weather to turn as of Thursday

The unseasonably good weather of the past couple of weeks is forecast to take a turn for the worse on Thursday, according to the National Meteorological Service, which issued a bulletin on Wednesday warning of storms, heavy rain, hail and extremely strong winds in parts of the country.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/238953/article/ekathimerini/news/weather-to-turn-as-of-thursday

Strong gale force winds and thunderstorms forecast for the Eptanisa, according to EMY via http://meteoalarm.eu/

Looking like it will be wet and windy on Kef
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 04 April, 2019 @ 19:11:12
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April showers to come sweeping into Greece

April showers, along with some heavy storms, will be sweeping into Greece starting on Friday afternoon and lingering through the weekend, the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) has said.

The wet front will come in from the southwest, hitting the Peloponnese and the western coast of the mainland first.

Most of the country will experience downpours and the occasional thunderstorm starting in the early hours of Saturday and extending through Sunday.

The NOA also warned of gale-force winds reaching up to 9 Beaufort in the Ionian Sea on Friday and over the weekend, as well as large concentrations of dust coming in from North Africa, mainly affecting southern parts of Greece.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/239230/article/ekathimerini/news/april-showers-to-come-sweeping-into-greece
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 23 April, 2019 @ 11:59:08
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Greece and Southern Europe Brace For Incoming Saharan Sand

Meteorologists predict that the atmosphere over Greece and Italy will carry high levels of the sand, especially on Wednesday.

Several days ago, another strong wave of sand hit western parts of Europe, with African sand being detected even in the atmosphere over Scotland!
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/04/22/greece-and-southern-europe-brace-for-incoming-saharan-sand/
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: HiFi on Tuesday, 23 April, 2019 @ 15:37:49
Plenty of sand dumped in Kef today!
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Colleywobble on Wednesday, 24 April, 2019 @ 18:04:03
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Greece and Southern Europe Brace For Incoming Saharan Sand

Meteorologists predict that the atmosphere over Greece and Italy will carry high levels of the sand, especially on Wednesday.

Several days ago, another strong wave of sand hit western parts of Europe, with African sand being detected even in the atmosphere over Scotland!
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/04/22/greece-and-southern-europe-brace-for-incoming-saharan-sand/
Just had a short shower here this afternoon and the car is covered in sand spots. Hopefully we are due some heavy rain later so that will give it a good wash down.
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 03 May, 2019 @ 11:40:20
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Weather to take turn for the worse

After several days of high temperatures and dry conditions, the weather is to take a turn for the worse on the weekend, with a cloud of African dust forecast for western and southern parts and rainfall and storms.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/240063/article/ekathimerini/news/weather-to-take-turn-for-the-worse


Might not reach you this time, Colleywobble!
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Jolly Roger on Friday, 03 May, 2019 @ 19:29:13
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Weather to take turn for the worse

After several days of high temperatures and dry conditions, the weather is to take a turn for the worse on the weekend, with a cloud of African dust forecast for western and southern parts and rainfall and storms.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/240063/article/ekathimerini/news/weather-to-take-turn-for-the-worse


Might not reach you this time, Colleywobble!

What high temperatures? Never known it so cold for the time of year!
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 12 May, 2019 @ 02:27:45
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Weather to deteriorate from Sunday afternoon, meteo warns

The current sunny spell is expected to give way to another extended bout of stormy and showery weather, starting on Sunday afternoon and continuing into the week, the National Observatory of Athens weather service meteo.gr forecast on Saturday.
https://www.amna.gr/en/article/359511/Weather-to-deteriorate-from-Sunday-afternoon--meteo-warns
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 16 May, 2019 @ 01:50:42
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BBC weather WARNING: Europe braced for FREAK shift as HEAVY SNOW hits Greece
https://www.express.co.uk/news/weather/1127546/bbc-weather-forecast-europe-news-latest-today-greece-cyprus-spain-portugal-report-video

 :hmm:
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Jolly Roger on Thursday, 16 May, 2019 @ 07:58:29
From this report....

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“For Athens it looks like we’ll start to see increasing amounts of sunshine with the temperatures rising.”

The weather has a habit of 'making up for itself'. We have had the wettest April I have recorded and May has been very cool so far. High temperatures will be on the way!
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 30 May, 2019 @ 12:18:31
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Temperatures climb ushering in summer season

With the summer season just around the corner, temperatures are expected to reach 30 degrees Celsius in central and southern Greece on Thursday.

The National Observatory's Meteo weather service on Thursday morning said temperatures will range from... 10 to 26 degrees in West Greece.

Meteorologists are predicting the weather to stay in the high 20’s to early 30’s over the weekend and well into next week.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/241066/article/ekathimerini/news/temperatures-climb-ushering-in-summer-season
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 01 June, 2019 @ 15:38:22
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Showers and storms forecast for election weekend

Rain clouds starting roling into Greece on Friday, putting a damper of plans by out-of-town voters to combine the ballot for local and regional government on Sunday with a weekend at the beach.

According to Greece's national weather service, storms are forecast in central parts of the country over the weekend, with downpours that are expected to be quite strong in the north.

The rest of Greece will see scattered, localized showers, while temperatures are also expected to dip from a current level in the high 20s or low 30s Celsius, starting in the Ionian.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/241114/article/ekathimerini/news/showers-and-storms-forecast-for-election-weekend
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 08 June, 2019 @ 17:48:47
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Mini-heat wave expected over weekend

Temperatures are forecast to peak over the weekend, reaching 35 degrees Celsius on the mainland on Saturday with a high of 33C in Athens and up to 37C in central Macedonia.

Conditions are expected to be sweltering again on Sunday, with particularly high temperatures in western parts of the country.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/241363/article/ekathimerini/news/mini-heat-wave-expected-over-weekend
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 15 June, 2019 @ 01:00:05
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First Summer Heatwave Set to Strike Greece

Sweltering temperatures are expected to prevail throughout Greece in the coming days, reaching 37 to 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit), the Meteo service of the National Observatory of Athens said on Thursday.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/06/14/first-summer-heatwave-set-to-strike-greece/
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 21 June, 2019 @ 22:29:35
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High temperatures in Greece over the weekend

Temperatures in Greece will be high over the weekend as the atmospheric instability gradually subsides, the weather service of the National Observatory of Athens, meteo.gr, said on Friday.

From Friday afternoon but mostly over the weekend very hot air masses are expected to spread from Africa to Europe.

On Saturday, temperatures are forecast to reach a high of 36-37C in the plains of Thessaly, while on Sunday they will rise further, reaching 39C in Thessaly.

The high temperatures are expected to start declining from Monday, starting from the north, whereas the countries of Western Europe will continue to experience a heatwave.
https://www.amna.gr/en/article/370976/High-temperatures-in-Greece-over-the-weekend
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 24 June, 2019 @ 13:52:22
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Northerly winds to ease heat from Tuesday

After a three-day scorcher that has seen temperatures in many parts of Greece reach the 40-Celsius mark, meteorologists are confident that the mercury will return to a more seasonal range on Tuesday, mainly as a result of an uptick in the etesian winds that sweep through Greece every summer.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/241834/article/ekathimerini/news/northerly-winds-to-ease-heat-from-tuesday
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Monday, 01 July, 2019 @ 19:56:05
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After western Europe, Greece bracing for mini-heat wave

Hopes that a heat wave which baked parts of western and northern Europe last week would slip by Greece were dashed on Monday by the country's National Observatory, which warned of a blast of high temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday.

For Athens, Meteo has forecast daytime highs of 35-38 degrees Celsius between Wednesday and Friday, with the worst of the heat seen in central parts of the mainland and the northern-northeastern Aegean, where temperatures will reach 41 Celsius at times.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/242067/article/ekathimerini/news/after-western-europe-greece-bracing-for-mini-heat-wave

Might get a tad warmer on Kef but low thirties looks likely.
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 04 July, 2019 @ 15:22:35
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Acropolis Hill closes as temperatures climb

Greece's world-famous archeological site atop the Acropolis Hill will close on midday on Thursday and Friday due to the heatwave gripping the country, the city’s Ephorate of Antiquities said Thursday.

The site will remain closed from 1-5 p.m. on both days, if the temperature exceeds 36 degrees Celsius, which in the city centre feels like 40 degrees, according to the announcement.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/242203/article/ekathimerini/news/acropolis-hill-closes-as-temperatures-climb
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 07 July, 2019 @ 14:30:31
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New heatwave to blast Greece until Wednesday

Hot air masses from Africa are expected to return to Greece on Sunday and affect the weather until next Wednesday, according to the National Observatory's Meteo weather service.

The new intense heatwave will affect several continental parts of the country and urban centers, with temperatures forecast to reach or exceed 40 degrees Celsius locally.

The hottest day will be Wednesday...  Temperatures are expected to finally drop significantly as of Thursday.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/242281/article/ekathimerini/news/new-heatwave-to-blast-greece-until-wednesday

Looking at low-mid thirties on Kef.
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Thursday, 11 July, 2019 @ 01:50:55
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One killed, four feared dead as severe weather hits Greece

One person was killed and at least four others were feared dead after gale-force winds, rain and hailstorms struck northern Greece late on Wednesday, authorities said.

One foreign man was killed when strong winds swept away a travel trailer in Halkidiki, a popular tourist peninsula in northern Greece, the coast guard said. A man and a woman, also foreigners, were injured in the same incident.

Elsewhere in the region...
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-weather-idUSKCN1U52Q3


Reuters update: Six foreign nationals killed as severe weather hits Greece (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-weather/six-foreign-nationals-killed-as-severe-weather-hits-greece-idUSKCN1U52Q3)

Weather over Kef might change on Saturday but should be pleasant again Sunday.
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Post by: Maik on Saturday, 27 July, 2019 @ 02:27:20
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Mini-heatwave to hit Greece this weekend

Beaches around Greece this weekend are expected to be packed with locals and tourists, as temperatures are set to reach as high as 40 degrees Celsius.

Greece’s National Meteorological Service and the National Observatory of Athens are predicting that the northerly winds which have kept temperatures in Greece at a steady level over the last few days, will gradually subside beginning on Saturday morning.
https://greekcitytimes.com/2019/07/27/mini-heatwave-hit-greece-weekend/

Hm, looking a lot more pleasant on Kef at around 30C  :)
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Friday, 02 August, 2019 @ 02:29:38
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African Heatwave to Hit Greece Over the Weekend

Meteorologists warn that a punishing heatwave with temperatures rising above 40°C (104°F) will hit Greece over the weekend, beginning on Friday.

According to the Meteo weather service of the National Observatory of Athens, the hottest days will be Friday and Saturday, with the highest temperatures in the central regions of Greece eventually reaching 41 to 42⁰C.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/08/01/african-heatwave-to-hit-greece-over-the-weekend/

So far, looking at low thirties this week coming on Kef   :beach:
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Wednesday, 07 August, 2019 @ 17:24:15
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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 rise as high as 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), beginning on Thursday.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/08/07/meteorologists-expect-new-week-long-heat-wave-to-hit-greece/

Temperatures on Kef looking to remain in low thirties...
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: HiFi on Thursday, 08 August, 2019 @ 07:16:59
Meteo has Kef knocking on the door of 40.....we'll see.....
http://www.meteo.gr/cf-en.cfm?city_id=9
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Saturday, 17 August, 2019 @ 03:04:53
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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 on Friday by Meteo, the weather service of Athens’ National Observatory, a wave of intense rainfall, thunderstorms, hail and strong winds is expected to sweep across many parts of the nation.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/08/16/greece-braces-for-severe-storms-after-heat-and-wildfires/

Currently looking as though Kef will continue to enjoy decent weather... but that could change...
Title: Re: Weather warning
Post by: Maik on Sunday, 06 October, 2019 @ 23:29:28
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More storms on the way, weather service warns

Greece’s national weather service, EMY, issued a storm warning on Sunday, saying that strong downpours with lighting and the possibility of hail would be affecting many parts of the country on Monday and Tuesday.

EMY said that central Macedonia, Thessaly and the islands of the Sporades will be the first to be hit in the early hours of Monday, followed by the islands of the Ionian...
http://www.ekathimerini.com/245230/article/ekathimerini/news/more-storms-on-the-way-weather-service-warns
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Post by: Maik on Tuesday, 12 November, 2019 @ 08:19:49
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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, currently located west of Sardinia, Italy, will slowly move eastward during the day.

Beginning at approximately noon on Tuesday, November 12, ”Victoria” will bring heavy rainfall initially to western Greece, which will then spread gradually eastward to the rest of the country.
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/11/11/severe-weather-alert-issued-for-greece-as-storm-victoria-approaches/