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“Very High Fires Risk” in 8 Greek regions on Aug 9 (MAP)

A very high fires danger (risk category 4) has been forecast for Wednesday, August 9, in eight regions of Greece, according to the Fire Danger Forecast Map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection of the Climate Crisis and Civil Protection ministry.

The regions with a high fires danger include:

  • Attica & Kythira
  • Evia, Skyros & Viotia
  • Sporades
  • Corinth & Laconia
  • Evros & Samothrace
  • Northern Aegean islands
  • Cyclades & Karpathos
  • Crete

In regions marked “Yellow” the risk of fires is “High”, category 3.

According to meteorologists, the August northern winds – meltemia- are forecast start again as of tomorrow, Tuesday, August 8, and to blow with intensity of 7 to 8 and locally even 9 Beaufort.

It is recalled that the fire season in Greece ends at the end of October and starting a fire outdoors or do agricultural or other works that cause sparks are absolutely forbidden.

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