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New yellow warning for high temperatures

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The Meteorological Service issued a new Yellow Warning for high temperatures, which is valid today Monday from 1pm to 5pm.

According to the bulletin, the maximum temperature is expected to rise to around 41 degrees Celsius inland and around 33 degrees in the higher mountains.

The public is required to be informed about the expected high temperatures. As mentioned, some health risks are possible among the vulnerable groups of the population, such as e.g. the elderly and young children.


Seasonal low pressure and relatively hot gas mass affect the area, while hot gas mass recedes on Wednesday.

Today, after the dissolution of the local sparse fog and low cloud cover, the weather will be mostly clear. However, clouds that will develop from noon onwards are likely to give isolated rain without excluding a storm, in the mountains or inland, in the afternoon. The winds will blow southwest to northwest and locally in the morning to southeast, light to moderate, 3 to 4 Beaufort but in the afternoon moderate and temporarily in the windward to strong, 4 to 5 Beaufort. The sea will gradually become a little turbulent but in the afternoon on the windward coast it will be up to turbulent.

The temperature will rise to around 41 degrees inland, around 31 on the west and southwest coasts, and around 33 degrees on the rest of the coast as well as in the higher mountains.

Tonight, the weather will be mostly clear but locally, mainly on the beaches, light fog and low clouds are expected. Winds will initially blow southwest to northwest, light to moderate, 3 to 4 Beaufort to later become northwest to northeast and locally variable, weak, 2 to 3 Beaufort. The sea will gradually become calm to a little turbulent, except in the west where it will remain a little turbulent.

The temperature will drop to around 24 degrees inland and on the coast and around 21 degrees in the higher mountains.

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the weather will be mostly clear but in the afternoons there will be locally increased clouds, which most likely will give isolated rain or even a thunderstorm, in the mountains or in areas of the interior.

In the nights and early mornings, local low clouds and light fog or fog are expected. The temperature will drop on Tuesday, mainly in the interior and in the mountains, to fluctuate a little above the average climatic values, while on Wednesday it will drop further, to fluctuate close to the average climatic values. No significant change in temperature is expected on Thursday.

Recommendations of the Ministry of Health to prevent side effects due to high temperatures

Basic measures to prevent the side effects of high temperatures on the human body are recommended by the Ministry of Health in an announcement.

The announcement states that following a warning issued by the Meteorological Department and due to the high temperatures that are recorded and / or are expected to be recorded, today and / or in the coming days, mainly inside, the Medical Services and Public Health Services of the Ministry of Health remind common basic measures to prevent adverse effects on the human body.

Specifically recommended:

Avoid frequent exposure to the sun as well as unnecessary movement and heavy physical exercise. It is right to prefer shady and cool places and to avoid crowded places.

Lightweight clothing with loose light-colored clothing and the use of a hat and sunglasses if sun exposure is required.

Avoid alcoholic beverages, coffee and heavy foods such as fats, chocolates and spices. Preference for light foods, vegetables and juices.

Get enough water.

Use of air conditioning systems to create air flow especially during the hottest hours of the day. During the night it is good to keep the windows open.

Lots and loose showers during the day.

It also states that special attention should be paid to vulnerable groups such as infants, the elderly and pregnant women. If there is a newborn in the house, it is recommended to be lightly dressed. Ask your pediatrician for instructions on fluid intake.

People with chronic illnesses, such as respiratory or cardiovascular, are advised to consult their doctor about any specific measures they need to take.

It is also recommended to avoid the use of oven and kitchen as much as possible so as not to increase the temperature of your home further.

Never leave infants, the elderly, pets in a closed car. According to reports, groups that are particularly sensitive to high temperatures and the sun are young children, the elderly, the obese, people who are not used to working in an environment where there is a lot of heat and humidity, heart patients, diabetics, people with respiratory problems. problems, kidney failure, people receiving medication such as diuretics, etc.

The Ministry of Health calls on all citizens to be especially careful during the period for which a warning was issued by the Meteorological Service and to watch the media for further announcements that may be issued by the competent Departments if necessary.