Temperatures are set to rise next week, mainly in mainland Greece and in the north, with the heat wave pushing past the 40-Celsius mark on Wednesday and Thursday.
In Athens, Monday’s 37-degree Celsius daytime high is expected to reach 39-40 and above in parts of the city by the middle of the week.
Light winds up to 4 on the Beaufort scale.
Forecasts for Thessaloniki paint a similar picture, though higher humidity levels in the northern port city make for a more oppressive atmosphere.
Temperatures in south Greece, the Aegean islands and Crete will reach a maximum of 34 C during the day