No Surprise Here: Greece’s Brutal Heat Wave Melted Records

ATHENS – If it felt like a blast furnace in Greece this summer, it's because it was. A record heat wave saw some parts of the country hit a melting point of almost 110 degrees in Astros and hover near that figure elsewhere in late July, striking as tourists were starting to come back during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Officially, it lasted from July 28-Aug. 5 and was a record-breaker in terms of duration and temperatures, according to a study by the National Meteorological Service, said Kathimerini in a report.

The study divided the nine-day heatwave into two phases, the first from July 28-31 and the second from Aug. 1-5, creating tinderbox conditions in woods that set off 586 fires almost simultaneously across the country.


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After Amazon, Google’s First Cloud Region Coming to Greece

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