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22/09/22
« on: Thursday, 22 September, 2022 @ 01:44:12 »
Kef fire risk 22/09/22: Medium

Today’s bank rates:
1 €UR = £ 0.8996 GBP
1 €UR = $ 1.0203 USD
£1 GBP = 1.1116 €UR
$1 USD = 0.9801 €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
Thu 22/09   24°/16°   16 km/h   01%   Mostly sunny
Fri 23/09   23°/17°   13 km/h   24%   Mostly sunny
Sat 24/09   24°/17°   12 km/h   00%   Sunny
Sun 25/09   24°/18°   11 km/h   01%   Sunny
Mon 26/09   25°/20°   16 km/h   21%   Sun & cloud
Tue 27/09   26°/20°   24 km/h   75%   Rain / thunder probable
Wed 28/09   26°/20°   19 km/h   71%   Thunderstorms probable
Thu 29/09   26°/19°   20 km/h   19%   Mostly sunny
Fri 30/09   26°/19°   16 km/h   06%   Sunny
Sat 01/10   25°/19°   19 km/h   12%   Mostly sunny


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Re: 22/09/22
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 22 September, 2022 @ 01:52:50 »
Ye gods! Another yacht fire, this one moored on the quayside in Argostoli and quickly extinguished yesterday evening by the local fire service. No injuries to occupants, no major damage and no damage to neighbouring craft.

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Re: 22/09/22
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 22 September, 2022 @ 02:04:03 »
A bush fire is raging across Petani, winds have fanned the flames and the fire front is extensive. Homes and sheep pens under threat, evacuations likely. Fire likely to burn through the night, fire fighting planes expected at first light.

A bush fire near Spartia is burning away from habitation and towards the sea and is partially under control. A change in winds direction could alter things.



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Re: 22/09/22
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, 22 September, 2022 @ 08:17:59 »
Canadairs here at first light.......

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Re: 22/09/22
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, 22 September, 2022 @ 09:46:44 »
Minor drama off the south east coast of Ithaka yesterday when the British flagged yacht Paula Rosa had to be towed in to Vathy due to a mechanical failure. No injuries to occupants and no marine pollution observed, boat confirmed to port until re-certified as seaworthy.

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Re: 22/09/22
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 22 September, 2022 @ 09:51:36 »
Body of a 73 y-o foreign male recovered midday yesterday from the sea off Ailagoydi beach, Messinia.

Body of a 72 y-o foreign male recovered midday yesterday from the sea off Voulisma beach, Agios Nikolaos, Crete.


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Re: 22/09/22
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 22 September, 2022 @ 09:54:19 »
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Spain, Greece, Turkey: Most Brits think holiday hotspots will be ‘too hot’ to visit by 2027
https://www.euronews.com/travel/2022/09/22/spain-greece-turkey-most-brits-think-holiday-hotspots-will-be-too-hot-to-visit-by-2027

Hm, maybe they'll just come out of high season  :dunno:

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Re: 22/09/22
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 22 September, 2022 @ 10:42:30 »
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France Tourist Arrivals to Greece Up 23% this Year Compared to 2019
https://news.gtp.gr/2022/09/21/france-tourist-arrivals-to-greece-up-23-this-year-compared-to-2019/

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Re: 22/09/22
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 22 September, 2022 @ 12:18:33 »
Bush fire up near Zola, now under partial control. Still quite breezy out here.

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Re: 22/09/22
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 22 September, 2022 @ 18:33:03 »
Medium risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr

Firefighters have been at full stretch tackling three separate fires pretty much simultaneously but all the three fires on Kef, Lixouri, Spartia and Zola, have been extinguished. Much burnt bush land but no serious injuries, harm to animals or damage to property recorded (as yet).


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Re: 22/09/22
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 22 September, 2022 @ 18:44:18 »
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Tesla ordered to recall more than 1 million cars due to safety issue
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