Record temperature throughout the week in Greece, reaching 47 degrees in many central areas. The hot wave that has hit the whole country, still and mountainous areas that from the weekend are expected to last throughout this week, reaching record temperatures of the last 40 years, say Greek meteorologists.
The extremely dangerous phenomenon has caused high concern, the Greek government is ready to activate the state of emergency, while for today and until Thursday there is a special instruction to stop work by workers who are exposed to outdoor environments, such as both public and private sector, focusing mainly on the 12.00-16.00 schedule.
Firefighters are also on standby, after the alarm of meteorologists for favorable conditions of mass fires. In recent days Greece has had over 50 fires both on the mainland and on the islands of the country.
Residents and tourists of the country have invaded the beaches, in search of freshness, while in the tourist center of Athens the asphalt is melting from the first hours of the day. The hot weather is expected to make a small “break” next weekend, coming back again from next week, but without the same intensity.
The country’s Ministry of Energy calls for careful use of electronic devices, energy saving and not waste, to avoid blackout.