The temperature in the country will rise slightly further on Friday, with maximums exceeding 41-43 degrees Celsius in some places, according to the forecast data of the National Observatory of Athens /

This will result in the exposure of most of the population to very high maximum temperatures.

As shown on the map, around 8 million people are expected to experience temperatures above 39 degrees Celsius, while around 180,000 people will experience temperatures above 41 degrees Celsius.

It is noted that the demographic data refer to the permanent residents of each region, while any movements (e.g. due to summer holidays) that temporarily change the local populations have not been taken into account.

The METEO unit of the National Observatory of Athens (EAA), in collaboration with the scientific committee of the Arsht-Rock Resilience Center of the Atlantic Council, operationally applies the categorization of days with high temperatures for 6 major cities of the country: Athens, Thessaloniki, Larissa, Ioannina, Patras and Heraklion, while the Greek Red Cross and the Greek office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies participate in the working group moon (IFRC).

The categorization includes four classification categories (0-1-2-3). Regarding the risk level, on Friday 21/07 we expect the maximum risk level 3 (extreme temperatures with significant health effects), in 4 of the 6 cities where the categorization is applied, in Athens, Patras, Larissa and Thessaloniki.

At the same time, based on the prognostic data of the FLAME pyrometeorological team of the National Observatory of Athens (EAA) /, unfavorable pyrometeorological conditions are expected to prevail in several regions of the country, and especially in parts of the eastern and southern mainland and the Aegean.