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A hot wave in Greece – the authorities warn tourists

A hot wave in Greece – the authorities warn tourists

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The oldest free wave – at all

The heat came unusually early this year. According to Greek meteorologists, this is the first time the temperature has risen above 38 degrees for more than three consecutive days so early in the year.

During the twentieth century, we did not face a hot wave before June 19. We've had several of them in the 2000s, but none before June 15, says Panos Giannopoulos, a meteorologist at Greek state-run television channel ERT.

Greece is one of the most affected European countries from the phenomenon of global warming. In recent years, rising temperatures have led to several deadly fires and heavy rains.

“Work from home”

During the week, many schools were closed across the country, including the capital, and the Ministry of Labor urged public sector employees to work from home.

The famous tourist destination was closed in Athens, on Wednesday, due to severe temperatures, according to the Greek Ministry of Culture.

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