On Saturday, the Port Authority of Heraklion was put on storm alert in the wake of Northerly and Westerly winds and rain.
Heraklion’s Nikos Kazantzakis Airport has closed until at least 3 PM because of horrendous weather and flooding due to sweeping rainstorms over Crete.
An extreme heat warning continues from the Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS) today as temperatures continue to soar.
According to Greece’s National Observatory of Athens the country will experience the highest January temperatures of the last 50 years.
Today on Crete island it feels like Spring as unseasonally warm air masses now cover large parts of Europe. Temperatures Monday and Tuesday will approach 20°C. According to the National Observatory of Athens weather service ”Meteo”, this warming trend is expected to continue into next week, as even hotter air masses dominate the Mediterranean Sea. […]
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.