Phoebus (Foivos) storm -Over 4000 lightning strikes

Locally on Kefalonia the main impacts of yesterdays storm was;

  • There was significant flooding on most roads making travel difficult at times
  • A fishing boat sank just out side Lixouri, the fisherman was rescued and is safe
  • The ferries stopped for the planned 18:30 crossings
  • A few short power outages

Meteo and Iemerida have compiled the following report of lightning strikes and rainfall across Greece.

Poor weather “Phoebus”: “Epirus” broke out of the rains, over 4,000 lightning strikes in Ionian and Aegean

Problems of the rains in Epirus / Photo: epiruspost

Great problems have been caused by the heavy rains that plague Epirus, as the bad weather “Phoebus” makes … its presence felt.

It is characteristic that in Pramanta, Ioannina, 110 mm of water fell to Theodoriana Arta 102, according to data recorded by Wednesday’s 20:00 hours by the stations of meteorological meteorological service of the National Observatory.

Larger rains to 20:00 on Wednesday, according to the weather

In Preveza, the firefighting operation was needed to unleash a driver who had stopped his vehicle in a stream. Also, dozens of calls were made to the fire brigade for flooded underground and ground floor buildings.

The roads of Ioannina flooded, while the traffic of vehicles was stopped on Stratigou Bogianou Street, where flooded and underground roads, according to the RES.

Thousands of lightning

At the same time, the lightning strikes are sequential. Suffice it to note that in the Ionian Islands and the islands of the eastern Aegean there were more than 4,000 lightning strikes, according to the relevant ZEUS tracking system.

The thunderstorms recorded the weather ZEUS system 

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