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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....

Greece Sizzles in First Heatwave of Season

The first mini heatwave of 2018 is set to hit Greece from Thursday with temperatures soaring to 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in some central parts of the country. Meteorologists say that the heatwave will last for at least three...

New Study Warns Greece of Impending Droughts, Heatwaves

Athens will be the worst affected of all European capitals from future droughts and heatwaves according to a new scientific study. Researchers at Newcastle University used all the available climate models (based on three scenarios) to predict how weather patterns...

As Heatwave Persists, Conditions Worsen for Evzones Guards

The prolonged heatwave plaguing the country and the capital in particular, causes all sorts of problems for Athenians. Those suffering more -and in silence- though, are stray animals and the Evzones in Syntagma square. The fustanella-wearing guards standing in front...

Evading the Heatwave at the Lush Oasis of the National Garden in Athens

With temperatures rising as high as 41 degrees this week in Greece, locals and tourists alike can find some respite at the National Garden in the center of Athens. Located just next to the parliament in Syntagma Square, this green...

Heatwave Expected Across Greece, Starting this Weekend

The Greek Meteorological Service has issued a warning for extremely high temperatures across the country, starting this weekend through mid next week. The temperatures are expected to reach as high as 41C in the western part of Greece. The hot...

Greek Archaeological Sites to Shut Down Midday During Heatwave

Archaeological sites with extended summer visiting hours will be shut down in the middle of the day as of Wednesday, and for as long as the heatwave lasts, the Ministry of Culture said. "Due to the expected heatwave, as of...

New Heatwave to Hit Greece in the Next Days

Greeks and tourists alike will have to endure a second heatwave in the space of 10 days as temperatures will reach 41 degrees Celsius. According to the National Meteorological Agency (EMY), the heatwave is expected to hit Greece on Tuesday...

Asphalt Melts, Tourists Take Cover as Greece Sizzles in Heatwave

Temperatures in Greece were expected to soar on Friday and over the weekend in the first heatwave to hit the country this summer. The forecast points to 42-43 degrees Celsius on Friday and Saturday, the first day of July, and...