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Greece is facing “probably” the longest heat wave in its history

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The current heat wave in Greece ” probably “ The longest ever in its history, with temperatures above 44 degrees Celsius expected this weekend, an official with the National Weather Observatory estimated on Saturday, July 22.

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“According to our data, we are likely to witness a heat wave of 16-17 days, which has never happened before in our country.”Kostas Lagovardos, director of research at the Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development at the National Observatory of Athens, told ERT TV.

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In Greece, all archaeological sites including the famous Acropolis in Athens will continue to be closed during the hottest hours until Sunday. “We need absolute vigilance (…) because the difficult times have not passed”Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis warned.

Up to 45°C is expected

We are facing a new heat wave. And “to strengthen potential winds” who have already set several fires across the capital since Monday, he said. Temperatures are expected to reach 45°C on Saturday in central Greece.

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According to the National Observatory of Athens, the absolute record was set in the capital in June 2007, with a temperature of 44.8°C. Nationwide, it was established in July 1977 with a temperature of 48 degrees Celsius in Elefsina, near Athens.

“I am used to high temperatures. Every summer we face it, but what is difficult this year is that heat waves follow one another.”admitted by Christos Boyatzis, who polishes businessmen’s shoes in the chic Kolonaki district.

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