Greek meteorologists published the list of the most extreme weather phenomena recorded in Greece and the Greek Islands during last year (2017).
hese data includes the highest and the lowest temperature, the strongest wind intensity but also the number of waterspouts.
The highest temperature was recorded in Herakleio, Crete: 45.8C on July. It was the highest in 13 years as recorded by the meteo network of scientists at the National Observatory in Athens.
The lowest temperature: -18.8 C in Florina on 12. January 2017.
The strongest intensity of wind: 133.6 km/h in Paximada by Evoia island on 22. December 2017. That was above 12 Beaufort.
The biggest volume of rain: 242 mm in Platanias, West Crete on 26 October 2017. The year 2017 recorded also the highest number of tornadoes and waterspouts: 145 in total.