A warmth wave brings Greeks out of lockdown and onto the seashores

  • In accordance with the Nationwide Observatory of Athens, in Crete, 28.3 ºC was reached round midday, one of many highest January temperatures in fifty years.

A warmth wave in Greece with temperatures of as much as 28 ° C prompted the Greeks to calm down significantly throughout confinement and search reduction on the seashores or parks, at a time of yr when the standard temperature is 15ºC.

Greece imposed a lockdown in early November to attempt to keep away from a 3rd wave of the covid-19 pandemic after the vacations and the tip of the yr. On Friday, the restrictions, which have been to be lifted this Monday, have been prolonged by per week. Solely kindergartens and elementary faculties will open on Monday.

In accordance with the Nationwide Observatory of Athens, in Chania, on the southern island of Crete, reached 28.3 ° C round midday, one of many highest January temperatures in 50 years.

In Athens, the place the thermometers reached 22 ° C, the inhabitants moved to the seashores, squares and parks.

“The climate is magnificent and we’re trapped in our homes more often than not,” a person advised Skai TV on Kavouri seashore, close to the capital, the place many individuals walked and even bathed.

The new wind from Africa additionally introduced quite a lot of mud and excessive temperatures are anticipated to stay till Wednesday.

Police surveillance

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The police monitored the scenario to attempt to keep away from large concentrations of individuals. Brokers geared up with loudspeakers urged the inhabitants to respect the measures of bodily distancing and imposed fines on those that didn’t put on masks.

On Sunday, authorities introduced 36 new deaths from covid-19. Greater than 4,000 of the 5,263 deaths from the pandemic in Greece occurred within the final two months.

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