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July 2023 Among Warmest on Record in Greece

July 2023 was one of the warmest on record in Greece according to the fifty-two weather stations operated by the National Observatory of Athens weather service, meteo.gr. Average maximum temperatures in July were considerably higher than averages in the years...

Greece Prohibits Outdoor Work and Delivery Services During Peak Heatwave Hours

On Wednesday, Greece banned outdoor work and delivery services during the hottest hours of the day due to the ongoing heatwave. The restriction is in effect for the private sector between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. and is applicable in...

Greece Heatwave: Record-breaking 46.4°C Recorded

The heatwave that is currently gripping Greece shot temperatures to new records on Sunday, according to measurements of the National Observatory of Athens. Gytheio, located in the Peloponnese region, experienced an absolute maximum temperature of 46.4 degrees Celsius (115.52°F). This...

Greece Wildfires: Fires Still Blazing on Rhodes and Corfu

Wildfires are still burning in several parts of Greece despite the efforts of hundreds of firefighters aided by planes and helicopters. On Rhodes, the fire entered the village of Asklipio on Monday and was burning homes, shops and property that...

Rhodes Wildfires Rage Out Of Control While Greece Heatwave Peaks

Greece heatwave peaks while wildfires on the island of Rhodes continue to rage out of control on Sunday morning.

Unprecedented Heatwave in Greece Claims First Victim

A Greek man died of heatstroke on Friday as a new heatwave is gripping Greece with temperatures forecast to rise up to 45°C (113°F) over the weekend. According to an official announcement by the Chalkida General Hospital in central Greece,...

Acropolis of Athens Employees Go On Strike During Heatwave

The union representing Acropolis staff has announced that they will initiate a strike starting from Thursday due to soaring temperatures caused by the ongoing heatwave. The reason behind this protest is their objection to being compelled to work under...

Wildfires Rage in Greece in the Midst of a Heatwave

Wildfires are raging in Greece for a third day on Wednesday as a punishing heatwave is engulfing the country. Hundreds of firefighters are battling the flames at Dervenochoria, west of Athens, which, according to the fire service is the most...

Devastating Heatwave Roasts Greece, Southern Europe

Meteorologists are predicting that temperatures in Greece will reach 44°C (111.2°F) later in the week as an unprecedented heatwave hits southern Europe. According to the Hellenic National Meteorological Service (EMY), the heatwave will hit the country on Thursday and will...

Fire Hazard Warning Issued in Greece as Heatwave Persists

Authorities in Greece issued a fire hazard warning as the heatwave codenamed "Kleon", which has been affecting Greece over the past four days continues. The heatwave has led to scorching temperatures of 42C, 43C and even 44C, according to weather...