The economy here in Greece is not very good, but ... in downtown central Tokyo they have had the heaviest snowstorm in nearly half a century, in other areas of Japan the weather has caused a rash of snow-linked accidents, resulting in nearly a dozen deaths and injuring more than a thousand people. Fukushima was also blanketed in 44 centimeters of snow. In America there is a new catastrophically storm, as from Texas to Tennessee, people are being hit hard by a frigid winter storm that killed at least four, shut down schools, backed up interstates and left more than 200.000 citizens without power. The US Weather Service predicted more sleet and subfreezing temperatures all over the US. The Governors of Tennessee and Arkansas have already declared states of emergency. In Australia due to the extreme dry conditions more than 70 big bushfires have burnt across large swathes of Victoria, destroying homes and farms, high temperatures and strong winds fanned the intense and fast-moving blazes, as a weather change swept across the state bringing wind gusts over 100 kilometres per hour. While January was England's wettest winter month in almost 250 years and in London the river Tames has risen to alarming levels. Thousands of homes in the UK have been flooded since December, and much of the low-lying Somerset remains under water. In Athens today Tuesday the 11th of February, the temperature will reach 19 degrees, no wind just plenty of sunshine and on the weekend half of my friends will be posting pictures from the nearby Parnassus Alpine Skiing centre while the other half will be swimming at the sea coast close by.