Reports from Greece
Instead of the Elgin Marbles, could we send Greece some of our rain and cool weather, and Greece could oblige us with heat and sunshine (though will settle for 25 deg. C. instead of 35 deg. C.!)?
would not settle with anything less than the PARTHENON MARBLES :) hehhehe
Nearly 40 degrees in Chania ....: While western and northern Greece is "refreshed" by the rains and storms in northern Crete, southern phoen created the heat.. As an indication of midday Saturday 15/05/2010, the weather station E.A.A. Chania recorded a temperature of 38.8 C.
The ex airport had 19mm last night,Thisio 6.8mm and Elefsina had the lowest precipitation in Athens with a mere 3mm...it was a stormy night for much of central south Athens!!
In fact Elefsina has a mere 14mm total for the past 101 days...
We actually had damages from thunders in buildings and electricity points.It was an amazing night ...a first for Athens during the summer
Greece has been having a very unstable weather and almost every afternoon we see cloudy weather during the warmest hours of the day and sometimes rain or thunderstorms...this has been going on for some time now and is very strange for Athens
I am not really sure if I have mentioned this in the past or not but Pireus which is Athens' port has been giving consistently the highest minimum temperatures in the summer in Greece and probably in Europe!
While checking the data for Pireus from HNMS I made an astonishing discovery...The absolute minimum temperature for Pireus in July and August according to HNMS available data is a remarkable 20.0C for both months!! These were recorded on the 1/7/1969 for July and 16/8/1968 for August...
Eilat in the Red Sea has an absolute minimum for July 20.0C as well and 20.4C for August according to Israeli authorities!This is pretty amazing!!