Heat wave peaks, reaching 43 Celsius in Athens


As a heat wave peaks on Friday, residents of Attica, Evros, Thessaly, central Macedonia and the Peloponnese are to bear the brunt of the sweltering conditions.

Temperatures are to soar to 43 degrees Celsius in parts and will even hit 40C on some of the Aegean islands where conditions are typically significantly cooler than the mainland.

Temperatures are expected to dip very slightly over the weekend but will remain high, at 42C in Attica, dropping to 34C at the beginning of next week.