The Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS) has a severe thunderstorm warning in effect for western Crete this morning.
The Region of Crete is advising residents and visitors to exercise extreme caution on Friday, as weather forecasts warn of powerful storms.
The USGS has reported a magnitude 5.0 earthquake off the south coast of Crete at 07:02 and 50 seconds local time this morning.
According to the National Meteorological Service (HNMS) temperatures in Greece will climb to 40 degrees today.
Greece’s National Meteorological Service (EMY) says the cool weather of the last week or so will come to an end this weekend.
This week, moderate temperatures and amazing blue skies dominate on Crete after some of the most unseasonable weather in decades.
Crete region has been inundated with heavy rainfall, high seas, and winds for the last few weeks. This past weekend the “Oceanis” cold wave brought thick snowfall to western Crete, and torrents of hale to parts of southern and central Rethymno and Heraklion prefectures.
People of the Peloponnese Peninsula are gathering themselves after Zorba cut a swath through southern Greece. This morning reports of damage and flooding across Attica and other regions come on warnings from Greece’s civil protection agency. Zorba is expected to affect most of Greece and appears to have changed course again toward Turkey.