February 3, 2023

Athens News

News in English from Greece

Weather improvement: warming expected from April 8

According to the forecast of the National Weather Service (EMY), today, Friday, April 8, 2022, it will be generally sunny throughout the country.

The air temperature will rise and reach +20-22°C, in some places in the eastern part of Greece up to +24°C.

Wind west / northwest from 4 to 6 points, in the southern part of the Aegean Sea in places up to 7 points on the Beaufort scale. Since noon on Friday, April 8 – changeable, from 3 to 5 points.


Weather: clear and sunny.

Wind: West, 4 to 6 Beaufort.

Temperature: from +12°С to +23°С.


Weather: clear.

Wind: West, northwest, from 3 to 4 on the Beaufort scale, changing from noon to south of the same strength.

Air temperature: from +10°С to +20°С.

Why such a cold spring in 2022

Weather is directly related to the influx of solar energy to Earth. At the end of winter, a new cycle of solar activity (growth phase) will begin. Climatologists define it by the number of sunspots. The last minimum activity was recorded in 2019 – 281 days without spots.

Given these climate trends, a cold spring is expected in 2022 (the meteorological forecast was published in December 2021). More seasonal changes can be expected in the coming years. However, it should be taken into account that solar activity is not the main reason for the decrease in temperature to anomalous values.

The weather is strongly influenced by the Earth’s internal climate fluctuations associated with the El Niño and La Niña* phase changes. Only by examining the large-scale interactions between the atmosphere and the ocean can relatively accurate predictions be made.

According to weather forecasters, in the spring of 2022, cold air masses will linger over Europe for a long time. However, it is April in the yard, and we ourselves have already been able to make sure that everything was predicted accurately.


El Niño and La Niña. (El Niño (Spanish El Niño “baby, boy”) and La Niña (Spanish La Niña “baby, girl”) or ENSO Southern Oscillation (El Niño / La Niña – Southern Oscillation) – fluctuation in the temperature of the surface layer of water in equatorial part of the Pacific Ocean, which has a significant impact on the climate. When there is a temperature deviation of +0.5 °C (-0.5 °C) in less than five months, it is classified as an El Niño (La Niña) condition. If the anomaly persists for five months or longer, it is classified as an El Niño (La Niña) episode. These episodes occur at irregular intervals of 2-7 years and usually last one or two years.
La Niña, like El Niño, most often occurs from December to March. The difference is that El Nino occurs on average once every 3-4 years, and La Nina – once every 6-7 years. Both phenomena bring with them an increased number of hurricanes, but during La Niña there are three to four times more than during El Niño).

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