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Increased inferno risk on Thursday and Friday

Increased inferno risk on Thursday and Friday

(Yannis Liakos/Intime News)

The hot, dry and windy conditions forecast for Thursday and Friday lead to a very high risk of forest fires, according to a map prepared by the Flame team at the Athens National Observatory. Temperatures in many parts of the country will exceed 37 degrees Celsius and reach 40 degrees Celsius in some places, while strong winds will blow in eastern areas.

The map shows that Attica, Corinth, much of Argolida and Messinia, Viotia, southern Evia, as well as many islands in the Aegean Sea (Lesbos, Chios, Cyclades etc.) and southern Crete are at risk of forest fires . Civil Protection predicts a high fire risk for the specific areas (risk category 4).

“As long as there are high temperatures and dry conditions, the flammability of dead forest fuels increases significantly, especially the very thin dead vegetation, which increasingly dries out and turns into perfect kindling for fire,” says Thodoris Giannaros, an expert. member of the team.

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