Sweltering temperatures are expected to prevail throughout Greece in the coming days, reaching 39 to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), the Meteo service of the National Observatory of Athens.

The anticyclonic conditions which will prevail in the atmosphere over Greece will result in strong, unfiltered sun, and fewer rainstorms observed over the nation of Greece in the next few days, Meteo says in its prediction.
The highest temperatures are expected to occur in the plain of Thessaly.
In Athens, the temperature is expected to reach 38C (100 Fahrenheit) and in Thessaloniki it is expected to hit 36C (98 Fahrenheit).