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Europe heatwave: Dramatic maps turn blistering red as 45C to scorch Greece



Europe heatwave: Dramatic maps turn blistering red as 45C to scorch Greece

Hot weather conditions are likely to grip Greece as the latest weather maps have turned dark red with temperature levels soaring as high as 45C. Weather maps from WXCharts show that the European city will continue to face heatwave after health and safety alerts were issued for the extreme heat earlier this month.

Tourists planning to visit several European cities this summer have been cautioned about the scorching temperatures.

The blistering weather will affect thousands of Brits embarking on their summer holidays in the coming weeks.

Holidaymakers are advised to stay updated with the latest forecast alerts and follow safety guidelines to cope with the heat.

Maps from WXCharts show an area around Larissa witnessing 45C on July 19.

However, other areas such as Thessaloniki, Skopje, and Athens will see mercury levels hovering around 41-42C during the same period.

The hot weather conditions will prevail for almost 10 days starting from July 15 to 24 as temperatures stay above 40C in Larissa, maps suggest.

The Greek Minister of Health, Adonis Georgiadis, has put the recent heatwave in the southern European hotspot down to the climate crisis.

He said: “People need to understand that climate change is happening and that they need to be very careful. The government minister added: “We have had cases of foreign travellers who lost their lives in Greece.”

Meanwhile, Greek authorities evacuated a children’s hospital and a retirement home on Tuesday after a large wildfire broke out.

Firefighters were called to the outskirts of the southern city of Patras after a summer wildfire flared in the area amid hot, windy weather.

The country endures devastating wildfires every summer, with over 20 people losing their lives in the blazes last year.

Authorities have issued warnings about a high wildfire risk this week.

Vassilis Kikilias, the minister responsible for civil protection, stated that a lack of winter rains, coupled with high spring temperatures, makes this summer the most challenging in the past 20 years for managing wildfires.

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