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03/08/22
« on: Wednesday, 03 August, 2022 @ 02:50:49 »
Kef fire risk 03/08/22: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8618 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0531 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1604 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9496 €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
Wed 03/08   31°/23°   17 km/h   33%   Isolated thunderstorms possible
Thu 04/08   32°/24°   17 km/h   07%   Sunny
Fri 05/08   31°/23°   20 km/h   07%   Sunny
Sat 06/08   31°/23°   19 km/h   08%   Sunny
Sun 07/08   32°/24°   15 km/h   24%   Sunny
Mon 08/08   32°/24°   18 km/h   08%   Sunny
Tue 09/08   32°/23°   20 km/h   03%   Sunny
Wed 10/08   31°/23°   20 km/h   03%   Sunny
Thu 11/08   31°/22°   18 km/h   05%   Sunny
Fri 12/08   30°/22°   20 km/h   07%   Sunny


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Re: 03/08/22
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 03 August, 2022 @ 03:00:55 »
Body of a 70 y-o Greek fisherman recovered from the sea midday yesterday at Mystegnon, Lesbos.

Body of an 83 y-o Greek female recovered from the sea midday yesterday at Tolou beach, Argolis.

Body of an 85 y-o Greek male recovered midday yesterday from the sea at Peria, Thessaloniki.

Dead loggerhead discovered yesterday afternoon is the sea at Paleokastra, Neapolis Voion.

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Re: 03/08/22
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 03 August, 2022 @ 03:02:17 »
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Caretta caretta benefited from Covid lockdowns

During the lockdowns of 2020, loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Bay of Laganas on the Ionian island of Zakynthos moved to shallower and warmer waters which were beneficial for their eggs, according to a recent study published in a scientific journal.

The turtles took advantage of the unprecedented tranquility due to the absence of mass tourism and speedboats to approach the beach.
https://www.ekathimerini.com/society/1190295/caretta-caretta-benefited-from-covid-lockdowns/

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Re: 03/08/22
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 03 August, 2022 @ 03:09:04 »
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Tory leadership vote delayed after GCHQ hacking alert

Voting for the next prime minister has been delayed after GCHQ warned that cyber hackers could change people’s ballots, The Telegraph can reveal.

The Conservative Party has been forced to abandon plans to allow members to change their vote for the next leader later in the contest because of the concerns.

The sudden alteration means postal ballots have still yet to be issued to the around 160,000 Tory members who will pick Boris Johnson’s successor. The ballots had been due to be sent out from Monday, but members have now been warned they could arrive as late as Aug 11.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2022/08/02/tory-leadership-voting-delayed-gchq-hacking-warning/

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Re: 03/08/22
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 03 August, 2022 @ 03:12:04 »
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Further hosepipe bans to be announced this week
One water company asks customers to report friends and neighbours if they spot them flouting the rules

New hosepipe bans are expected to be announced as soon as Wednesday, with the public are told to report their neighbours if they are wasting water in hard-hit areas.

The south-east of England has been worst hit by dry conditions and is expected to miss the rain that will arrive in the country in the coming days.

Southern Water will start to enforce a hosepipe ban from Friday, and other companies in the region are expected to follow.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/08/02/hosepipe-bans-announced-week




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Re: 03/08/22
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, 03 August, 2022 @ 10:16:55 »
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Hosepipe ban announced for Kent and Sussex

A hosepipe and sprinkler ban is being imposed on people across Kent and Sussex, South East Water has confirmed.

The ban, which affects at least one million people, comes into force on 12 August until further notice.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-62404637

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Re: 03/08/22
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, 03 August, 2022 @ 10:20:30 »
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Workers to suffer record wage squeeze as Britain plunges into recession
Millions of households' savings to be wiped out as inflation surges to 11pc, forecaster warns

Britain is plunging into recession as the surging cost of living inflicts a long-term pay cut on struggling workers and wipes out the savings of more than two million families, one of Britain’s leading forecasters has warned.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/08/03/workers-suffer-record-wage-squeeze-britain-plunges-recession/


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Re: 03/08/22
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday, 03 August, 2022 @ 19:59:29 »
Body of a 76 y-o Greek male recovered this morning from Limanaki beach, Kymi-Aliveri.

Body of an 81 y-o local male recovered midday today from the beach at Theologos, ​​Fthiotida.

Ithaki coast guard performed an emergency transfer from Vathy to Sami earlier today for a 58 y-o local in need of urgent medical attention.

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Re: 03/08/22
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, 03 August, 2022 @ 23:01:46 »
Medium risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

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Re: 03/08/22
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, 03 August, 2022 @ 23:13:24 »
Body of a fisherman recovered from the sea at Gero Gombou, Paliki, earlier today.

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Re: 03/08/22
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, 03 August, 2022 @ 23:24:23 »
One of the proposed improvements to the Poros-Argostoli road is a new bridge over the Vohinas in Poros. Other improvements include road widening and overtaking lanes, also replacement of all culverts and anti-skid tarmac along the entire length.