First proper Heatwave Hits Greece for Summer 2018

Lefkada beach

Lefkada beach

The first proper heatwave for Greece this summer is on its way, after a wet and relatively cool June. According to local meteorologists, the heat will not be extreme, it will be moderate in intensity, but during the hot air masses, it will exceed 40°C.

Today temperatures are expected to hit over 35 ° C and on Saturday, as hot air gradually arrives from North Africa, temperatures will rise further. Thus, mercury in parts of Thessaly, central Macedonia, Peloponnese will reach 37-38 ° C.

In Athens on Saturday afternoon the thermometers are expected to reach 37 ° C as the maximum value. Yes, it will be a warm day on Saturday, but it will be transitional before the heat will come.

Sunday and Monday are meant to be the hottest days, where temperatures are expected to exceed 40 ° C in Athens, Macedonia, Central Greece, Evia, the Peloponnese, Crete and many of the islands.

Wherever you may be, make sure you pack your water, sunscreen and hats before you head outside!