national weather service

Scorching heat restricts visiting hours at archaeological sites for second day

Archaeological sites in Athens will remain closed for five hours on Thursday to protect tourists from the searing heat that continued for a third day.

The Culture Ministry said all sites will close from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., adding that those who have issued tickets for this time slot will be able to use them after the sites reopen.

Heat in Crete hits 38.6 C

Temperatures exceeding 30 degrees Celsius (86F) were recorded at 108 weather stations in Greece Sunday, the national weather service says.

The record temperature, 38.6C (101.5F) was recorded at the Toplou Monastery, near the eastern extremity of the island of Crete.

Wintry weather closes mountain roads in Athens, Evia and Viotia, keeps ferries at port

Residents around Athens' mounts Parnitha and Penteli woke up on Tuesday morning to a blanket of snow, which has prompted authorities to close streets and avenues like Dionysou, Fylis and Parnithas leading to and from the mountains until they are clear and safe for driving. 

Wintry weather coming in many parts of Greece

A double cold spell is just around the corner, with storms, snowfall, gusty winds and a drop in temperature across most of the country, according to the national weather service, EMY.

In particular, the first wave is expected Tuesday and Wednesday, while the second will make its appearance on Friday and Saturday and is expected to be more severe.

The world is threatened with total chaos? Billions of people at risk

This is according to new analyzes and maps by climatologists of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The lack of snow is not so harmless and it doesn't just mean that we will have less shoveling to do during the winter. It can lead to increased warming and disrupt the availability of food and drinking water for billions of people.