UK Weather: Heavy snow and skiing in Greece

Met Office – Weather published this video item, entitled “Heavy snow and skiing in Greece” – below is their description.

In this week’s Weather Snap audio podcast we hear how shockwaves from the Tonga volcano eruption were picked up across the globe and how heavy snow this weekend is affecting the Greek mainland and islands.

Presenter: Clare Nasir

Editor: Adrian Holloway

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The Meteorological Office, abbreviated as the Met Office is the United Kingdom’s national weather service.

It is an executive agency and trading fund of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy led by CEO Penelope Endersby, who took on the role as Chief Executive in December 2018, is the first woman to do so.

The Met Office makes meteorological predictions across all timescales from weather forecasts to climate change.

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Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it’s often called the cradle of Western civilization. Athens, its capital, retains landmarks including the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.

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Tonga is a Polynesian kingdom of more than 170 South Pacific islands, many uninhabited, most lined in white beaches and coral reefs and covered with tropical rainforest. The main island, Tongatapu, is protected by lagoons and limestone cliffs. It’s home to the rural capital of Nuku’alofa, as well as beach resorts, plantations and the Ha’amonga ʻa Maui, a monumental coral gate from the 1200s. 

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