1 Greek weather forecasters have told the country to brace for a heatwave starting on Thursday, that they expect would not break before Sunday, with central regions likely to be worst affected.
2 Temperatures might reach 42 degrees Celsius, they said, while in Athens, they were expected to rise to 40 degrees Celsius.
3 The sea is also currently warmer than usual, with temperatures expected to reach 26 to 28 degrees Celsius in the Aegean and Ionian Seas in the coming days.
4 Doctors’ advice on handling the hot weather was repeatedly broadcast on the radio with citizens warned that high temperatures over a longer period of time could make it hard to recover at night.
5 It potentially led to cardiovascular problems.
6 Medics advised the public to wear loose, light-coloured clothing, drink plenty of water and avoid drinking alcohol.
7 In Athens, the authorities opened up halls for people who do not have air conditioning at home.