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Offline Maik

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Weather warning
« 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

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 07 November, 2014 @ 13:40:20 »
Time to try the new season's home made tsipouro, methinks!  :yiamas:

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Weather warning
« Reply #2 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

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #3 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

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #4 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

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #5 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?

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #6 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

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Weather warning
« Reply #7 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

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #8 on: Sunday, 08 February, 2015 @ 13:58:33 »
brrrrrrr :help:

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #9 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...

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #10 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!!

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #11 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 the phrase)

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #12 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


 :hmm: Damp squid, anyone?


(To misquote 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... ??? !

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #13 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:

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Weather warning
« Reply #14 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.

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Weather warning
« Reply #15 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

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Weather warning
« Reply #16 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.

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #17 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.

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday, 24 November, 2015 @ 17:05:33 »
keep the pets in

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



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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #19 on: Tuesday, 24 November, 2015 @ 17:17:44 »
Wilmaaaaaaaaaah !!!!

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #20 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

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #21 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:



From Severe Weather Greece FB Page

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

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday, 26 January, 2016 @ 00:53:55 »
The dog looks to be enjoying it!

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Weather warning
« Reply #23 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.



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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #24 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!