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Heatwave in Greece: Updated RED ALERT warning July 14-17

Greece National Meteorological Service EMY updated its RED ALERT heatwave warning on Friday, July 14, 2023.

The Emergency Hazardous Weather Bulletin issued on Monday (10-07-2023) with a.a.4 and which refers to the heat wave causing heat conditions called CLEON is updated according to the latest forecast data.

Video: hot air masses Friday-Tuesday, July 14-18, 2023


In its updated warning, EMY pointed out that from Sunday, July 16,  until the middle of next week, the geographical extent of the areas affected by high temperatures will be reduced and the intensity of the heat will be reduced.

At the same time, a temperature drop of 2 to 4 degrees Celsius is forecast, mainly in the east and the north, where the summer northern winds (meltemia) will reach 6 to 7 Beaufort.

Towards the end of next week there is a tendency for the temperature to rise again, a phenomenon which is being monitored and its evolution will be better evaluated in the coming days, EMY noted.

EMY UPDATED HEATWAVE WARNING

Friday, July 14: high temperatures will peak. The maximum temperature value will reach:

a. in the northern mainland 38 to 39 degrees Celsius and in central Macedonia and the interior of Epirus 40 to 42 degrees Celsius
b. in the rest of the mainland 40 to 41, in the interior of Sterea 41 to 43 and in the interior of Thessaly 43 and possibly 44 degrees Celsius
c. in the island country 35 to 36 and in the Ionian islands, the islands of the eastern Aegean, the Dodecanese and southern Crete 37 to 41 degrees Celsius.

Saturday, July 15: high temperatures will drop a little mainly in the north. The maximum temperature value will reach:

a. in the northern mainland 37 to 38 degrees and in central Macedonia and the interior of Epirus 39 degrees Celsius
b. in the rest of the mainland 39 to 40, in the interior of Sterea, Peloponnese and Thessaly 41 degrees Celsius
c. in the island country 35 to 36 and in the Ionian islands, the islands of the eastern Aegean, the Dodecanese and southern Crete 37 to 40 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperatures will vary in the mainland around 28 to 31 degrees and in the island country around 26 to 29 degrees Celsius.

Sunday, July 16: a slight drop in temperature is predicted mainly in the north and east. More specifically, the maximum value of the temperature will reach:

a. in the northern continental regions 35 to 36 degrees, in central Macedonia and the interior of Epirus 37 degrees Celsius
b. in the rest of the mainland 38 to 39 and in Sterea and Thessaly 40 degrees Celsius
c. in the island country 34 to 36 and in the Ionian islands, the islands of the eastern Aegean, the Dodecanese and southern Crete 36 to 39 degrees Celsius.
The minimum temperature values will vary in places around 26 to 28 degrees Celsius.

Monday, July 17: temperature will drop a little more in the east but will rise in the western continents. More specifically, the maximum value of the temperature will reach:

a. in the northern continental ones 35 to 36 degrees Celsius
b. in the rest of the continent 38 to 39 and in places in the west and Thessaly 40 degrees Celsius
c. in the island country 33 to 35 and in the Ionian islands, the islands of the eastern Aegean, the Dodecanese and southern Crete 36 to 38 degrees Celsius.
The minimum temperature values will be around 24 to 26 degrees Celsius.

Forecasts will be updated daily, every twenty-four hours, EMY noted.

All you need to know about the heatwave in Greece here on KTG.

It looks as if the next heatwave is knocking at our doors in the following weekend July 2 and beyond.

Stay hydrated and keep it cool.

A BOWL with fresh water for the strays, please!!!!

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2 comments

  1. Get all these cars off the road!!! The roads in Athens are so overcrowded, it’s unbelievable! They are causing more heat on days like we have now!!! Not that these cars causing more heat, no, the drivers flipping out their burning cigarettes which can cause wild fires again!!! For what do we have the police??? Always seeing them in groups standing at coffee shops and that’s it!!! How about standing there where they should have to stand and controlling these crazy drivers???

    • (sarcasm) – Fear not, the 15 minute city agenda will take care of the issue, surveillance state will render policemen redundant etc. etc.

      In the meantime though I wish the “twits” who drive and use their mobile at the same time were penalized.