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Stormy winds up to 8 Βeaufort increase risk of wildfires in the Aegean

Greece’s Civil Protection and the Fire Service warn of “very high risk” of wildfires on Sunday, June 30, 2019, due to powerful winds.

Affected are the regions of Attica, Biotia, Evia,Skyros (Sporades), Corinth, Argolida and Lakonia in Peloponnese, Kythera, the Cyclades islands, Crete, Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Ikaria

The risk of wildfires will be also “very high” on Monday, July 1.

Regions affected: Attika, Viotia, Evia, Skyros, Lesvos, Chios, Peloponnese, Kythera.

Αττική, Βοιωτία, Εύβοια, Σκύρο, Λέσβο, Χίο, Πελοπόννησο και Κύθηρα

Authorities urge citizens to avoid outdoor activities that could trigger wildfires.

In a press release, the Greek National Meteorological Service EMY warns of powerful North winds up to 8 Beaufort.

Red = 6B, Light Green = 7B, Dark Green 8 B

At the same time, the north winds help temperatures at a bearable level.

Meteorologists forecast a Heat Wave for the upcoming week, with temperatures to reach 39°- 41° Celsius.

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