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29/07/22
« on: Friday, 29 July, 2022 @ 03:40:13 »
Kef fire risk 29/07/22: High

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8609 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0426 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1616 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9591 €UR

Based on Alpha Bank exchange rates, these are widely used by exchange agencies in Greece.
Other banks likely to offer a different rate which may be marginally higher or lower.
Banks and foreign exchange offices normally charge standard 2% commission.
You may get a better rate changing your holiday money in advance at e.g the
Post Office.
NB: some f-ex agencies advertise "No Commission".
Invariably, they deduct commission before they (don't) advertise the rate.
Foreign exchange offices are businesses, not charities.


Ten day weather forecast for Kefalonia:
This is an overall forecast, due to the mountainous terrain the weather can be very localised.
Updated forecast @
weather.com

Day, Date   Hi°/Lo°   Wind sp   Wet   Forecast
Fri 29/07   33°/23°   20 km/h   02%   Sunny
Sat 30/07   32°/24°   21 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sun 31/07   32°/22°   24 km/h   08%   Sunny
Mon 01/08   31°/23°   18 km/h   10%   Sunny
Tue 02/08   31°/23°   15 km/h   10%   Sunny
Wed 03/08   31°/23°   18 km/h   07%   Sunny
Thu 04/08   32°/23°   18 km/h   07%   Sunny
Fri 05/08   32°/23°   19 km/h   03%   Sunny
Sat 06/08   32°/23°   20 km/h   03%   Sunny
Sun 07/08   32°/23°   20 km/h   03%   Sunny


Edit: exchange rate updated
« Last Edit: Friday, 29 July, 2022 @ 11:31:48 by Maik »

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Re: 29/07/22
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 29 July, 2022 @ 03:45:09 »
Body of a 77 y-o Greek male recovered yesterday midday from the Pounda Zeza sea area, Attica.

Body of 65 y-o Greek male recovered from the sea yesterday afternoon off Karathonas beach, Navplio.

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Re: 29/07/22
« Reply #2 on: Friday, 29 July, 2022 @ 11:38:15 »
Ainos National Park closed from 06:00 tomorrow, Saturday, 30 July until 08:00 on Monday, 01 August due to fire risk. Temporary closure may be extended.

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Re: 29/07/22
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 29 July, 2022 @ 14:39:57 »
High risk of bush fire on Kef again tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 29/07/22
« Reply #4 on: Friday, 29 July, 2022 @ 16:58:20 »
Body of a 78 y-o Greek male recovered yesterday morning from the sea at Vergias, Halkidiki.

Body of  a 75 y-o Greek male missing at sea since yesterday morning was recovered in the afternoon from the sea at Kekrion Bay, Corinth.

Body of an 82 y-o Greek female recovered from the sea yesterday evening at Skorponerion beach, Evian gulf.

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Re: 29/07/22
« Reply #5 on: Friday, 29 July, 2022 @ 16:59:17 »
Big wobble near Patras:

Magnitude   mb 5.2 4.5
Region   GREECE
Date time   2022-07-29 13:44:47.8 UTC
Location   38.40 N ; 21.99 E
Depth   0 km 7 km
Distances   28 km NE of Pátra, Greece / pop: 168,000 / local time: 16:44:47.8 2022-07-29
19 km NW of Aígio, Greece / pop: 20,400 / local time: 16:44:47.8 2022-07-29
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=1154060


Edit: re-assessed as mb 4.5, both early measurements, may change again
« Last Edit: Friday, 29 July, 2022 @ 17:11:08 by Maik »

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Re: 29/07/22
« Reply #6 on: Friday, 29 July, 2022 @ 20:39:18 »
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Gut-wrenching! Garden snake caught on camera swallowing frog whole
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/07/29/gut-wrenching-garden-snake-caught-camera-swallowing-frog-whole/

Pics in link. I read the headline and thought America / Australia / Africa / Asia... not Warwickshire. 

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Re: 29/07/22
« Reply #7 on: Friday, 29 July, 2022 @ 20:42:30 »
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Hosepipe ban imposed after England’s driest July for a century

The first hosepipe ban of the year has been announced in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight after England recorded its driest July in a century.

Southern Water said the temporary ban was necessary because a drought threatens to damage the habitats of the River Test and River Itchen.

The extreme heat and reduced rainfall, alongside demand, have seen water levels drop, Southern Water said on Friday. For the past eight months, Hampshire has seen very little rain and is experiencing one of the driest years on record for more than a century.
https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/hosepipe-ban-uk-2022-southern-water-b2133999.html

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Re: 29/07/22
« Reply #8 on: Friday, 29 July, 2022 @ 20:46:43 »
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Who is eligible for the £400 energy bill discount and how do you claim the money?
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-07-29/how-does-the-400-energy-bill-discount-work-and-how-do-you-claim-the-money

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Re: 29/07/22
« Reply #9 on: Friday, 29 July, 2022 @ 20:52:26 »
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Boston suspected stabbing victim named as Lilia Valutyte, aged 9

Two people were arrested and were being questioned over the incident on Friday as a large police investigation got under way.

In an unusual move, Lincolnshire police declined to confirm the ages or gender of the two people in custody, or say what offence they were arrested on suspicion of.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jul/29/two-arrested-after-death-of-nine-year-old-girl-in-boston-lincolnshire