Greece Braces for Intense Heatwave: Temperatures Expected to Soar to 41 Degrees

Heatwave Greece

The Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS) has issued a heatwave advisory starting tomorrow, forecasting temperatures to climb above 41-42 degrees Celsius by Wednesday, especially in mainland regions.

The weather forecast for Monday predicts generally clear skies, with temporary cloudiness in the west, central, and northern parts of the country. Afternoon showers are expected in mountainous areas, primarily in the north. Additionally, meteorological conditions favor the transport of African dust across the region.

Winds will range between 3 to 4 Beaufort, shifting to westerly directions up to 5 Beaufort in central and southern Greece. The Aegean Sea will experience northerly winds up to 5 Beaufort in the morning.

A significant nationwide temperature rise is expected. Inland areas will see temperatures between 34-38 degrees Celsius, with potential peaks at 39 degrees Celsius. Island regions will experience slightly lower temperatures, ranging from 31-34 degrees Celsius.

The heatwave is anticipated to peak on Wednesday, persisting with high temperatures through Thursday and Friday. A slight decrease in temperatures is expected mainly in the northwest by the end of the week.

Residents are advised to take precautions against the extreme heat and stay informed about further updates from the HNMS.

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(Source: Iefimerida)

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