Cool venues open during heat wave

The City of Athens is operating eight air-conditioned venues from Tuesday as sweltering conditions worsen amid a fresh heat wave.

Temperatures are expected to peak on Wednesday, reaching 37 degrees Celsius in Athens and 42C in Thessaly, in central Greece.

Temperatures are expected to finally drop significantly as of Thursday and to remain in the low 30s over the weekend, before rising again early next week.

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