Heat wave to scorch Greece on Friday and over weekend; some respite on Monday

Temperatures in Greece were expected to soar on Friday and over the weekend in the first heat wave to hit the country this summer, the national meteorological office warned on Thursday.

The forecast points to 42-43 degrees Celsius on Friday and Saturday, the first day of July, and 42 on Sunday. A minor drop in the temperatures is expected on Monday when the temperature will gradually ease to 33-36 degrees, the director of the meteorological office, Antonis Lalos, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency.

Lalos suggested “patience, but also caution for people with health problems and those who belong to vulnerable groups.”