Forest fire is raging in Varympompi, NW Attica: Settlement evacuated; residents urged to shut doors, windows
Aug. 3, 2021
Authorities temporarily closed a small part of the national highway Athens-Lamia in north-eastern Attica early Tuesday afternoon due to the big fire front of Varympompi. Some two hours earlier, residents of Varympompi and Kryoneri Attica, were urged to shut doors, windows and chimneys after a thick black cloud emerged from a blaze in the nearby forest on the foothills of Parnitha Mt. The Civil Protection message via Emergency number <112>; also advised locals to be ready to evacuate if necessary.
Residents in the area and the north-west suburbs of Athens are concerned, and many owners of horse riding clubs have rushed to evacuate dozens of animals, some 200 in total. However, without success, as the Fire Service does not allow them to get closer and traffic in main and smaller roads has been halted.
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Greece Records Highest Temperature in Its History in Unprecedented Heatwave
The heatwave that has been gripping Greece since last week broke the country’s highest-ever temperature on Monday afternoon.
The town of Makrakomi in Greece’s Phthiotis region in the eastern part of the Greek mainland was the hottest place not only in Greece on Monday but in the entire European continent as well.
The meteorological station of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) that is stationed there recorded a jaw-dropping 46.3 degrees Celsius (115.3 degrees Fahrenheit).
This temperature is officially the highest ever to be recorded in Greece’s network of hundreds of stations operated by NOA.
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Heatwave: Greece records European temperature record with 46.3 degrees
Aug. 3, 2021
In the heart of the heat the whole country, with temperature exceeding even 46 degrees Celsius, according to a post be meteorologist Giannis Kallianou.
Mr. Kallianos noted on Facebook that our country set a pan-European record of high temperature for today as in Makrakomi, Fthiodida, the thermometer recorded 46.3 degrees Celsius
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