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Next week Greeks can expect the mercury to keep climbing as a the first big heat wave of 2017 grips the country.
On Monday and Tuesday the heat that started at the end of last week is expected to increase as temperatures are expected to reach a minimal of 37-38 degrees celsius on the mainland, while in Athens temperatures will reach 35-36 degrees and western Greece is expecting heavy rains around mid-day. Also expecting heavy storms on Monday are the areas of Epirus, Sterea, Peloponnese, Western and Central Macedonia.
From Wednesday the mercury will rise even further with temperatures in Athens reaching a minimal of 38 degrees celsius with areas on the mainland reaching over 40 degrees celsius.