Heatwave: Four days with 43 – closed schools, telecommuting and safety measures in the state

Meteorologists have warned of a severe heat wave with a temperature of 43 degrees Celsius for the next four days.

According to the latest forecast data from the Weather/National Observatory and the Emergency Weather Statement issued by the National Weather Service, heat wave conditions will prevail over the country tomorrow, Tuesday 11/6 to Friday 14/6.

In Attica The maximum temperature reaches their interior 40 to 41 degrees Celsius And maybe 42 degrees Celsius on ThursdayIn coastal areas it will be less by 3 to 5 degrees.

In Eastern continent And Eastern Peloponnese theirs 41 to 42 degrees Celsius And maybe 43 degrees in placesIts minimum values ​​range from 27 to 29 degrees Celsius.

At Western continent And this Western Peloponnese The maximum temperature value they reach 38 to 40 degrees And inside Thessaly theirs 41 to 42 degrees Celsius Its minimum values ​​range from 26 to 28 degrees Celsius.

Locally in the interior of Crete it is likely to reach 40 to 42 degrees Celsius. Its minimum values ​​range from 27 to 29 degrees Celsius.

According to the weather, The hottest days of the heat wave are estimated to be Wednesday 6/12 and Thursday 6/13, so the temperature reaches 42-43 degrees Celsius locally. A heat wave will affect the country until Friday (14/6), while a rapid and significant reduction in extremely high temperatures is expected on Saturday (15/06).

EMY Emergency Bulletin on Heat Wave

At the same time, the EMY issued an emergency weather report for the coming days, saying that an extensive high pressure field covering Africa and the central Mediterranean coast and accompanied by very warm air masses is gradually expanding further east. Tuesday 11/6 to Friday 14/6 will cause extremely high temperatures in our country.

According to the EMY, higher temperatures will occur within mainland Greece, mainly in the central and southern regions, which are not affected by sea breezes.

Specifically:

On Tuesday, June 11, high temperatures will prevail mainly over the central and southern continents. The maximum temperature value reached is:

  • 36 to 37 degrees in northern continental areas and 37 to 38 degrees Celsius in central Macedonia.
  • 36 to 39°C in western Styria and western Peloponnese.
  • 39 to 40 in eastern Styria, Thessaly and eastern Peloponnese and 41 degrees Celsius inland.
  • 34 to 36°C in the island nation, 37 to 38°C in the Ionian Islands and Dodecanese and 39°C in the interior of Crete.

her Wednesday, June 12 And Thursday, June 13 Temperatures peak at their maximum and minimum values.

  • In the northern continental areas, the maximum value of the temperature ranges from 38 to 39 degrees, and in central Macedonia it reaches up to 40 degrees Celsius, and its minimum values ​​are from 25 to 27 degrees Celsius.
  • Western Styria and Western Peloponnese have maximum temperatures of 38 to 40 °C and Thessaly 41 to 42 °C with minimum values ​​of 26 to 28 °C.
  • In Eastern Styria and Eastern Peloponnese, it can be 41 to 42 degrees Celsius and in places 43 degrees Celsius, while its minimum values ​​are between 27 and 29 degrees Celsius.
  • The highest temperature values ​​in the island nation reach 35 to 37 degrees Celsius, 38 to 39 degrees in the Ionian Islands, East Aegean Islands and Dodecanese Islands, and 40 to 42 degrees inland in the interior of Crete. degrees Celsius. Its minimum values ​​range from 27 to 29 degrees Celsius.
  • In Attica, the maximum temperature on Thursday will be 40 to 41 degrees Celsius in the interior and 42 degrees Celsius, with a low of 3 to 5 degrees in the coastal areas.
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her Friday, June 14 The temperature will drop in the west, center and north, but in other areas it will be maintained at a very high level, while from the afternoon the weather in northern Greece is expected to change with strong storms and wind.

  • In the northern continental areas, the maximum value of the temperature ranges from 34 to 36 degrees, and in central Macedonia it is 37 degrees Celsius, while its minimum values ​​are from 24 to 26 degrees Celsius.
  • In the rest of the mainland, maximum temperatures range from 36 to 38 degrees, in the interior of Styria, Thessaly and the Peloponnese, 39 degrees Celsius, with minimum values ​​ranging from 25 to 27 degrees.
  • In the island nation, the maximum temperature ranges from 34 to 36 degrees, in the eastern Aegean islands, the Dodecanese and the interior of Crete, from 37 to 39 and 40 degrees Celsius, while its minimum values ​​are around 27. up to 28 degrees Celsius.

Temperatures across the country are expected to drop by 6 to 8 degrees during the weekend and return to normal as per the weather conditions. At the same time, strong northerly winds will prevail.

Schools were closed due to the heat

  • Attica: The municipality of Markopoulos has announced that primary schools and kindergartens will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at 11:30.
  • Copper: The operation of elementary education school units of Halkidiki Municipality (kindergartens, elementary schools, special kindergarten and special elementary schools) is suspended from tomorrow, Tuesday, June 11, 2024 to Thursday, June 13, 2024.
  • Mantudi: Schools in Mantoudi-Lymni-Agia Anna municipality were also closed for three days due to the heat. In particular, the Mayor of Mantoudi – Limni – Agia Anna informs that the activities of primary schools and kindergartens of Mantoudi will be suspended for three days from Tuesday, June 11 to Thursday, June 13.
  • Eritrea: Closed schools announced by Eretria Mayor’s decision. In particular, to protect elementary school students from the sun, the mayor is suspending the operation of all kindergartens, elementary schools and kindergartens in the area from Tuesday, June 11th until June 13th.
  • Municipality of Meteora: According to the decision of the Mayor of Meteora, Lefteris Avramopoulos, school hours in kindergartens and elementary schools are shortened for three days, from Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 June, schools will be closed strictly until 11:30.
  • Municipality of Corinthia: According to the mayor’s decision, elementary schools and kindergartens in the municipality of Corinthia will not be open on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.
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Heat: Safety measures for students

The heat wave, which is expected to raise temperatures across the country, has led the education ministry to issue a circular to all school units with measures to protect students and teachers. Specifically, the circular says

“Following the National Meteorological Service (NMS) announcements of high temperature conditions this week, nationwide examinations, promotion and graduation examinations of high schools, GE.L and EPA.L, as well as teaching courses (kindergarten, elementary schools, EEEEK) or other activities, we would like to draw attention to the fact that the directors of elementary and secondary education, together with the municipalities of their region, can take the necessary measures to reduce the effects of heat intensity, depending on the conditions of each region.

Use, as much as possible, shaded and cool rooms, as well as rooms with air conditioners, floor fans, and other areas where they exist. Premises should be well ventilated and sun protection applied to windows (eg curtains and other protective covers).

Water and juices should be readily available to students, with particular focus on school groups. The Teachers’ Association shall make all efforts to avoid delay in the procedures of promotion/exit examinations.

Finally, in case of network overload, PDE and DDE are requested to communicate directly with DEDDIE to minimize fluctuations in current voltage during nationwide examinations, avoid blackouts and restore them promptly. any damage”.

Telecom in Govt till Thursday due to heat

Due to the impending heat wave, the government will be working remotely for the next three days from Tuesday, June 11 to Thursday, June 13.

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In view of the heat wave, the Home Ministry has announced protective measures for the health of public servants, whether they belong to vulnerable groups or not. More specifically, teleworking, use of special leave or flexible arrival and departure times are expected. As underlined in the relevant notice, in cases where the nature of the employees’ duties require them to provide work outside, they must use the recommended personal protective equipment, while during peak hours of heat (12.00 – 12.00 – 17.00).

Regarding public service appointments scheduled during the peak of heat wave, there should be a new schedule keeping in mind the services.

Home Ministry’s full notification on heat wave:

“Following the announcement by the National Meteorological Service (NMS) regarding the impending heat wave and a meeting with the Civil Defense Secretariat of the Ministry of Climate Crisis and Civil Defense, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a circular detailing safety measures for the health of government employees and public services on days with extremely high temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. (Tuesday 11th June 2024 to Thursday 13th June 2024)

In particular, the use of telework is expected for public servants belonging to vulnerable groups. If this is not possible, due to the nature of their duties, they cannot come to their service using special permission. Their belonging to vulnerable groups is established on the basis of relevant data already held for the employee or in collaboration with the service’s medical examiner or occupational physician or on the basis of the employee’s submission of a relevant medical opinion. will be received.

For civil servants who do not belong to vulnerable groups, they can render their services through teleworking and where this is not possible, flexible arrival and departure timings will be implemented.

Especially for workers who have to work outside, they should use the recommended personal protective equipment, while it is recommended to avoid working during peak hours of heat (12.00 – 17.00).

In order to avoid suffering of citizens and protect their health, it has been clarified that any appointments for public services scheduled during peak hours of heat wave should be rescheduled at the discretion of the services.

However, all public services and government agencies must provide their services to the citizens without interruption and ensure their smooth functioning”.

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