Sweltering heat continues to hit Greece for the rest of the week

We may have entered September, but the summer temperatures continue in Greece, with daytime highs on the mainland reaching 40°C.

The National Meteorological Service issued a weather warning on Tuesday.

Attica is in for a scorcher, as the week’s highs are expected to be up to 8 degrees higher than the average temperature (31°C-36°C) for this time of year.

Thessaly, Viotia and the eastern Peloponnese will hit 39°C-40°C.

The islands of the eastern Aegean, southern Crete and parts of Central Macedonia will see highs of 36°C-37°C.

Public health officials advise the elderly and those with babies to stay indoors during the day and to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

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