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Sweltering Temperatures Expected to Sweep Across Greece This Weekend

This weekend is expected to be an extremely hot one in Greece, as temperatures are set to rise over the next several days, according to meteorologists. Greece's National Meteorological Service (EMY) and the Meteo team from the National Observatory of...

Athens' Acropolis Shuts Down Due to Heatwave

Greek authorities decided to close during midday the archaeological site of the Acropolis on Thursday due to the heatwave that is gripping the Greek capital and other cities. According to a statement by the Athens Antiquities Ephorate, the site, visited...

Heatwave With Temperatures Up to 41°C to Hit Greece and Southern Europe

A new phase of very high temperatures is expected to become the main characteristic of weather across Greece and most parts of southern Europe from Wednesday, July 3. In some cases, the temperatures will be as high as 40-41 degrees...

African Heatwave To Sweep Across Europe, Affecting Greece Over The Weekend

Temperatures in Greece and many parts of Europe will soar over the weekend as the atmospheric instability gradually subsides, the METEO weather service of the National Observatory of Athens announced on Friday. Extremely hot air masses are expected to spread...

First Summer Heatwave Set to Strike Greece

Sweltering temperatures are expected to prevail throughout Greece in the coming days, reaching 37 to 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit), the Meteo service of the National Observatory of Athens said on Thursday. The anticyclonic conditions which will prevail in...

Australia Sizzles in Brutal Post-Christmas Heatwave

Australians are suffering a brutal post-Christmas heatwave, with temperatures in most parts of the country's southeast up to 14 degrees Celsius (24 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than the average for this time of year.Warnings for Some areas of the states of...

Greek Evzone Sizzles in Athens Heatwave (photos)

Spare a thought of the brave Evzone who is required to stand still on Sunday at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in front of the Hellenic Parliament as temperatures climbed up to the 40-degree Celsius mark (104 ºF). A...

Holidaymakers Desert Athens as New Heatwave Hits Greece

The first large wave of holidaymakers has left the Greek cities for their annual holidays, as meteorologists warn that a new heat wave is expected to strike the country in the coming days. On Friday long queues were formed in the...

As Greece Sizzles, New App Warns Public of Heat Dangers

As Greece basks in a three-day heatwave which could send temperatures in the capital soaring to around 36 degrees Celsius (96.8F) a new app released for Athens is allowing users to avail of personalized heat warnings. Developers of the Extrema...

Heatwave Hits Greece

A heatwave is set to hit Greece from Tuesday, July 17, with temperatures rising as high as 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in some parts of the country. Meteorologists say that the heatwave will last for at least three days....