The Hellenic National Meteorological Service issued a weather warning for the Ionian islands, the Peloponnese and central Greece on Friday. The storm, named Ianos, hit Lefkada Island on Friday morning, according to the Hellenic National Meteorological Service, and is expected to impact mainland Greece and … The coast gard b... Bayer Sonja: Money to spent for 18 jets, but everywhere broken traffic lights, potholes in th... Markoulis: Oh, to be a fly on the wall for such a dialogue! Click HERE to see the Red Alerts and the regions that will be mostly affected by Medicane IANOS. Unusual Mediterranean cyclone - Medicane Ianos, brings stormy weather to Greece Holidaying abroad in usual times: the lure of sunshine, warmth and a change of scenery. The Mediterranean cyclone, named Ianos, is causing hurricane-force winds with the possibility of flooding in the western coastal area. The Mediterranean cyclone, named Ianos, is causing hurricane-force winds with the possibility of flooding in the western coastal area. NHS worker hacked to death by machete-wielding ex in front of horrified neighbours; Many parts of the area have been left with no electricity. One of those places was beautiful Kefalonia. Daniel: Hi BV, well spoken, agree, but what do you mean with weeks or months? Coast guard vessels and rescue helicopters were unable to join the operation due to the high winds from the powerful tropical-style storm named Ianos. According to the latest forecast, the Medicane will move in the direction of the central and south Ionian Sea and northwestern Peloponnese, arriving early on Friday. Cyclone Ianos: Drone shows 'medicane' damage in Greece Emergency services are helping to rescue hundreds of people trapped in flooded buildings in … Hundreds of … According to reports from Ilia, SW Peloponnese, and the island of Zakynthos the weather has already started to deteriorate with high sea, strong winds and rainfalls as of 1:00 p.m. local time. Cyclone Ianos is an example of what meteorologists sometimes call a Medicane — a powerful type of storm all but unknown until the 1990s. Unusual Mediterranean cyclone - Medicane Ianos, brings stormy weather to Greece Holidaying abroad in usual times: the lure of sunshine, warmth and a change of scenery. Ianos, which was officially named by the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), was formed in the southern Ionian Sea on Wednesday, Sept 16th. see more on the spaghetti models page . According to the Athens National Observatory it is taking on the characteristics of Mediterranean hurricane. Authorities were searching for two more people who had been reported missing, police officials said. Kefalonia's mayor, Theofilos Michalatos, said no one was hurt but that homes, roads and water facilities had been damaged. On Saturday, the storm reached the greater Athens region, Attica. There were no reports of damage so far. "We're dealing with a total catastrophe," one Farsala resident told state television. The torrential rainfalls of medicane Ianos brought rocks, mud and other debris from the mountain. Its subsequent course is at this point unknown, with the most probable scenario forecasting that it will move south-east. Parts of Greece are being being battered by a rare 'medicane'. Some 50,000 visitors he… BRITAIN’S 27C Indian Summer will be blown away by a 65mph, 800-mile wide storm and a “polar plume” threatening one of England’s earliest snowfalls for a century. The Mediterranean hurricane (‘Medicane’) hit Kefalonia on Friday. Storm Ianos hit the Ionian islands and the western Peloponnese on Friday before lashing the centre of the country on Saturday. Storm Team 12 says only thirteen […]. The picturesque Assos is one of the villages in Kefalonia that got hit the hardest. A rare storm known as a 'medicane’ has made landfall in western Greece, causing power cuts and flooding on the Ionian islands of Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Ithaca. Strengthening is expected within the next 18–24 hours. Medicane IANOS is forecast to strike Greece on Thursday afternoon and rage over the country until early morning hours of Sunday. A … According to latest information, the weather phenomena will be milder in eastern parts of Greece, including Athens and Attica. 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The storm, named Ianos, which reached the western Peloponnese peninsula around midday, appeared milder than initially estimated, meteorologists said. Strengthening is expected within the next 18–24 hours. Several satellites estimate that winds have reached speed of 65 km per hour or up to 8 on the Beaufort scale. Storm Team 12 says only thirteen […]. Roads and fields around Karditsa, one of Greece's biggest plains - around 125 miles (200km) north of Athens, were swamped with water. Three people have died and two remain missing after a rare hurricane-like storm swept across Greece, flooding streets and homes and cutting power. Ionian islands Kefalonia, Ithaca and Zakynthos were in the vortex of bad weather system "Ianos" during Thursday night, with power outages in several areas due to strong winds and fallen trees They have strong winds spinning around a central core and torrential rain, but are smaller in diameter than hurricanes and don't last as long - typically 24 to 48 hours. Ianos will cause… Storm Ianos: Three dead as Greece starts clean-up after rare 'medicane' Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to visit affected areas in the coming days and has promised economic help. Coast guard vessels and rescue helicopters were unable to join the operation due to the high winds from the powerful tropical-style storm named Ianos. Roads around Karditsa, central Greece, were left swamped A medicane is a hybrid phenomenon with "some characteristics of a tropical cyclone and others of a mid-latitude storm", according to the UN's World Meteorological Organization. The … A medical centre in nearby Mouzaki partially collapsed into the Pamisos river, and farmers in the village of Megala Kalyvia had to wade waist-deep to rescue their animals. Weather: Emergency deterioration bulletin – Temperature drop up to 12 degrees; Cape Skiza. FEATURED, weather Last Updated: 20th September, 2020 02:06 IST Greece Faces Rare Mediterranean Storm With Hurricane Ianos Hitting Central Coast Early on September 19, the firefighting service informed that it had received almost 2,500 calls from trapped residents in central and western Greece. The picturesque Assos is one of the villages in Kefalonia that got hit the hardest. It then swept through central The storm is named “Ianos,” assigned by the Greece weather service. In 2017, flash … A similar storm hit the country in 2018. A rare hurricane-like storm is lashing islands in western Greece, bringing torrential rain and power cuts. Greece issued its highest-level weather alert with the landfall of the hurricane-strength storm, which is known locally as Ianos and elsewhere in the region as … Landfall is expected Thursday night along the Greece coastline. Currently, there is the gamble of quarantine, Covid elsewhere and a holiday with a mask on wondering will your travel insurance be okay? Entire Villages in Kefalonia Have Been Devastated by Storm written by Gregory Pappas September 20, 2020 Mediterranean Cyclone Ianos, which battered the western coast of Greece and several islands in its path, has caused catastrophic damages in three villages in Kefalonia. Atmospheric pressure at the center of IANOS was approximately 1,000 hPa and expected to drop to 990 hPa by Thursday evening. Greece's weather agency warned of damage and threat to life as it issued alerts for many areas. A clean-up is now under way in … At least two people have been killed in Greece after a "medicane" - a rare Mediterranean hurricane - toppled trees, cut power and caused severe flooding. Extreme weather front IANOS reached the sea region between Sicily and Peloponnese early on Thursday and is beginning to intensify. September 17, 2020 Videos posted by locals on social media showed massive destruction. Storm Ianos made landfall in Greece on Friday and entirely washed away a beach on the island of Kefalonia. Ionian islands Kefalonia, Ithaca and Zakynthos were in the vortex of bad weather system "Ianos" during Thursday night, with power outages in several areas due to strong winds and fallen trees Apart from the high precipitation levels, IANOS will bring scattered storms, strong winds that in some case will reach the levels of a tempest -over 10 Beaufort – and very high waves of a height  over 10 meters at sea. Storm Ianos is described as a "medicane" (Mediterranean hurricane), a phenomenon that first appeared in Greece in 1995. Storm Ianos: Two dead after 'medicane' lashes Greece and sparks islands emergency, Greek farmers rescue sheep after rare hurricane, Roads around Karditsa, central Greece, were left swamped, A medical centre partially collapsed in Mouzaki, Drone footage shows submerged roads and fields, Emergency declared on Zakynthos as storm hits, The storm battered islands such as Kefalonia (above) on Friday, Many people in Zakynthos are now facing a clean-up, Firefighters remove a fallen tree on Zakynthos. SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK – MEDICANE IANOS Valid: 17/09/2020 00 UTC – 19/09/2020 00 UTC Issued by: Severe Weather Europe Unbelievably heartbreaking pictures from Assos have been emerging the past couple of days. Maximum sustained winds are near 90 km/h (48.5 knots) with higher gusts. Greece's national meteorological service issued a top level Red Alert for winds, rain and storm conditions. This forecast features areas of organized severe weather with risk levels and severe weather threats. The storm caused power lines to explode in Kefalonia Credit: Reuters 9 Storm Ianos battered western Greece with sustained winds over 70mph and could dump 20 inches of rain in some areas Credit: EPA Storm Ianos was moving at a speed of 100 kph (62 mph) before hitting the island of Lefkada on Friday morning, according to the Hellenic National Meteorological Service. Storm Ianos made landfall in Greece on Friday and entirely washed away a beach on the island of Kefalonia. Storm Ianos hit the Ionian islands and the western Peloponnese on Friday before lashing the centre of the country on Saturday. Greece's fire service said it had received more than 2,450 calls since the storm began - to rescue people, cut down trees and pump water from houses and businesses. Authorities were searching for two more people who had been reported missing, police officials said. The westernmost point of Kefalonia; Social contribution and Ianos – How you can help families in need; Coronavirus: 445 new cases, 36 dead and 353 intubated; Great feedback from dignitaries who visited the Casa-Museo House-Museum Kefalonia UK weather forecast ... ⚠️ Read our weather live blog for the latest news & updates. The main characteristics of Ianos will be heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and strong gale-force winds, especially at sea. Currently, there is the gamble of quarantine, Covid elsewhere and a holiday with a mask on wondering will your travel insurance be okay? The picturesque harbor of the village is practically non-existent. A rare Cyclone Ianos is currently moving eastward, toward the Greek western coastal area and should be close to it by Friday morning. A rare Mediterranean storm, Ianos, hit parts of Greece, causing floods, as well as electricity outages and road closures. A woman clears the mud from her shop after the floods from Storm Ianos in Karditsa, central Greece (Image: AFP via Getty Images) Read More Related Articles. The Mediterranean hurricane (‘Medicane’) hit Kefalonia on Friday. Trains between the capital and the second city of Thessaloniki were suspended. Ianos may also hit central Greece, before moving on to the wider Athens region on Saturday. A couple caught up in a deadly cyclone in Greece have said it was heartbreaking to see the devastation if left behind. Live News تبديل ... Storm Ianos made landfall in Greece on Friday [Reuters] 20 Sep 2020. The hurricane-like storm swept across Greece trapping hundreds of people. Cyclone Ianos is an example of what meteorologists sometimes call a Medicane — a powerful type of storm all but unknown until the 1990s. Such storms first appeared in Greece in 1995 and, while far less common than hurricanes, have become more frequent in recent years. Unbelievably heartbreaking pictures from Assos have been emerging the past couple of days. REMNANT LOW DANILO - Current Wind Speed: 20 knots - max predicted speed: 20 knots at 2021-01-12T06:00:00.000Z View Satellite and Storm Details →; Tropical Disturbances. The cyclone is moving eastwards, so at the weekend the winds - … 17,416 Views. Ianos, a rare hurricane-strength Mediterranean storm, slammed into Greece’s western islands, bringing lashing rain and gales. The meteorologist of Skai TV said at 2:15 p.m. that winds in the Ionian Sea are blowingwith intensity of 9-10 Beaufort. According to reports from Ilia, SW Peloponnese, and the island of Zakynthos the weather has already started to deteriorate with high sea, strong winds and rainfalls as of 1:00 p.m. local time. Storm Ianos caused power cuts and up rooted trees on the Ionian islands and the western Peloponnese yesterday before sweeping to the cities of Karditsa and Farsala. 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