Extraordinary Deterioration Weather Report (issued by National Hellenic Meteorological Service)

It may have cooled off in the last few days, but the news is not pleasant. According to the EMY Emergency Weather Newsletter a new heatwave is on the way.

Specifically, the NRM, in an emergency weather report, said a gradual rise in temperature was expected from Thursday and expected to turn into a heatwave on Friday with temperatures reaching 40 degrees Celsius.

The gradual rise in temperature in our country is forecast for tomorrow 

Thursday (08-8-2019). 

Specifically: 

1. On Thursday high temperatures will prevail in western, central and northern Greece. Higher temperatures are expected to occur: 

a. Mainland Greece: in western Sterea, Thessaly and central Macedonia (up to 37 to 38 degrees Celsius). 

b. Island Greece: on the Ionian Islands (up to 35 to 36 degrees Celsius). 

2. On Friday (09.8.2019) high temperatures will be present throughout the country. Temperatures in mainland Greece will reach 38 to 40 degrees and island to 35 to 37 degrees Celsius. Higher temperatures are expected to occur: 

a. Mainland Greece: in western Sterea, Thessaly and central Macedonia (up to 39 to 40 degrees Celsius). 

b. Island Greece: on the Ionian Islands (up to 37 degrees Celsius). 

The highest temperature is forecast in Athens at 38 degrees and Thessaloniki at 36 degrees Celsius. 

3. On the weekend (10 and 11.8.2019) the temperature will drop by about 2 to 4 degrees in eastern Sterea, Euboea, eastern Peloponnese, Cyclades and northern Crete, as northern winds will reach high temperatures , mainly in the Aegean, 7 and Sunday 8 beaufort.

In the rest of Greece it will remain at a high level. In central Macedonia, Epirus, Thessaly, western Central and western Peloponnese it reaches 39 to 40 degrees and the Ionian Islands, the eastern Aegean islands and the Dodecanese up to 38 degrees Celsius. 

The highest temperature is expected in Athens on Saturday at 36 degrees Celsius and 35 degrees Celsius on Sunday and 38 degrees Celsius in Thessaloniki on Saturday. 

According to data available so far, high temperatures will occur in the west, central and northern countries and on the first days of the new week.

More details on daily regular weather reports and the EM website Y (www.emy.gr). 

THEOD. N. KOLYDASDNTIS CCM
A.TASOPOULOU 

According to data available so far, high temperatures will occur in the west, central and northern countries and on the first days of the new week .

Citizens can be updated daily for the development of exceptional weather events to regular weather reports of CMH and the CMH website at www.emy.gr .

The General Secretariat for Civil Protection ( www.civilprotection.gr ) of the Ministry of Citizen Protection has informed the relevant state departments involved, as well as the regions and municipalities of the country, to be on high alert to respond promptly. the effects of the prevailing high temperatures .

At the same time, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection recommends that citizens be particularly cautious, while taking measures to protect themselves from the dangers of high temperatures .

In areas where high temperatures are predicted, the General Secretariat for Civil Protection ( www.civilprotection.gr ) warns that persons belonging to vulnerable groups should be careful in the coming days to avoid health problems such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which can be caused by the high temperatures that will prevail.

Particularly, according to the high temperature self-protection guidelines, citizens are advised to:

• Stay in cool and shady areas away from overcrowding, use air conditioners or fans, and avoid heavy physical work in areas with high temperature, apnea and high humidity.

• Avoid sunbathing, like walking or jogging under the sun, and wear a hat and sunglasses and light-colored clothing that allows the skin to ventilate and facilitate sweat evaporation, avoiding synthetic fabrics.

• Eat light meals with fruits and vegetables, reducing fat and food intake.

• Drink plenty of water and fruit juices, avoiding alcoholic beverages.

Particular care is taken for babies and young children, as well as for the elderly and those suffering from chronic diseases to protect them from high temperatures.

For more information and guidance on high temperature self – protection , citizens can visit the website of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection at www.civilprotection.gr and the Ministry of Health website : 

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