Greek archaeological sites, including the Acropolis, are closed every afternoon through Sunday

Greek archaeological sites, including the Acropolis, are closed every afternoon through Sunday

Visiting the Acropolis should be in the morning for the next few days.Due to the high temperatures, the schedules of the archaeological sites will be modified (…) and will be closed from noon until 5:30 pm.The Greek Ministry of Culture announces. This decision will apply until Sunday. The site’s trustees union said at least 20 visitors fainted from the temperatures, which can reach 45 degrees Celsius. Hundreds of firefighters were still battling blazes across the country on Thursday. Follow our lives.

More than 200 European firefighters are on their way to Greece. The fire services said that Romanian, Slovak and Polish firefighters would be dispatched by Friday to fight the main ongoing forest fires. On behalf of the European Union’s Civil Protection Mechanism, two Canadian aircraft and a French reconnaissance aircraft have been operating in Greece since Tuesday.

Fifteen French divisions in the yellow or orange vigil. The departments concerned with the Orange Vigilance are Bouches-du-Rhône, Gard, Hérault, Alpes-Maritimes, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Vaucluse, Corse-du-Sud, Haute-Corse and Var Her county decided to close five massifs Thursday, “due to a fire risk.” This list is completed by six other divisions (in addition to Andorra) in yellow vigils, namely Arig, Audi, Hautes-Garonne, Hautes-Pyrenees, Hautes-Alpes and Pyrenees Orientales.

Peaks at 40 °C are expected in Var. The heat wave continues according to Météo-France, which forecasts temperatures “usually” above 35°C in sections classified as orange, “with up to 40 degrees in var” Notify the institute. This calls for intense heat “Special vigilance, especially for people who are sensitive or at risk” Météo-France warns.

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About a record month of July? According to the European Observatory Copernicus, July 2023 is On track to become the warmest July ever measured. This phenomenon will be associated with “a combination of factors”including climate change, linked to human activities, but also the heat wave currently affecting the North Atlantic Ocean and the natural phenomenon El Niño.

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