Athens, Greece - August 5, 2021: Panoramic view of major wildfires in Tatoi region of Athens from Lycabettus hill

Athens, Greece - August 5, 2021: Panoramic view of major wildfires in Tatoi region of Athens from Lycabettus hill

The wildfire situation in Southern Europe keeps getting worse! Several deaths have already occurred in Turkey, with Italy and Greece also very badly affected. The influence of the current heatdome over the Mediterranean will shift towards the west during this week (week commencing 9th August), which will worsen the wildfire situation in Spain as well! Temperatures are expected to rise up to 45 °C while dry conditions persist! (charts: temperature and geopotential @ 700 hPa | Meteomatics Fire Index – red indicates high risk | Soil Moisture Index @ -15 cm – blue indicates dry conditions | sea level pressure, wind barbs and precipitation). Our thoughts are with all those affected by the severe weather and wildfires.