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Very heavy rainfall is occurring in Crete

by Erno » 10 Nov 2020, 15:13

Very heavy rainfall is occurring in Crete - 10 November, 2020

Very heavy local rainfall is manifested in Crete at noon on Tuesday 10/11. In the processed satellite image that follows, the areas where the most intense phenomena are estimated to occur are highlighted with intense shades . At the same time, the eight highest rainfall heights on the island are listed, according to the Meteorological and Hydrological Observatory of Crete of the National Observatory of Athens, until 12:00 noon.


Heavy rains and sporadic thunderstorms occured in the morning hours of Tuesday 10/11 in Crete, with rainfall amounts approaching 100 mm, having created problems and floods.

According to the forecast data of the National Observatory of Athens / , the rainfall will continue with similar intensity during Tuesday 10/11 and with decreasing intensity during Wednesday 11/11, while the weather will improve on Thursday 12/11. The forecast map below presents the estimated cumulative rainfall heights in Crete until the evening hours of Wednesday 11/11.


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Already the 3rd storm in Crete within 20 days

by kokkinos vrachos » 10 Nov 2020, 16:10

Kalimera, already the 3rd storm in Crete within 20 days.

Unfortunately, the problems are all house made. In addition to global warming, the problem on Crete is that the rainwater cannot run off, there is no sewer system. Then there is the wild and chaotic construction of buildings and streets. Everything is concreted, and river mouths are often built over or used as parking lots.

1. Storm (October 20th)

The airport in Heraklion had to close temporarily. ... -irakleioy

In Kateros a woman had to be rescued from the floods. ... na-sothei/

Malia & Chersonissos:

Severe damage to greenhouses and olive trees from hail. Cars were damaged. ... IBJ7Q.html ... LP44Y.html


Heavy rains in Apokoronas and blackouts in some villages.

Chania: ... wsh-binteo

2. Storm (October 27th to October 28th)

There was rain and thunderstorm. But it went off lightly.

3. Severe weather ... odecanese/

Chersonissos: ... 4yRLWi7HPY ... liges-ores

Also in the prefecture of Rethymnon, in the Kourtaliotiko Gorge and Preveli there are currently heavy rains and floods.

A tourist from Germany had to be rescued from a cave by the fire brigade on the E4 between Elafonissi and Krios. She was caught by heavy rain and lost her orientation. ... n-kissamo/

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