Greek authorities are on high alert for the possibility of wildfires following a weather forecast by the National Meteorological Service for extreme weather with high temperatures in the coming days, staring on Wednesday.

The Greek Civil Protection services and Fire department have been placed on heightened operational readiness, as the latest weather bulletin predicts warm air masses moving into the country in the coming days. The weather conditions are conducive to a high risk of wildfires.

According to the Fire Risk Prediction Map issued by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection of the Ministry of Climate Crisis & Civil Protection (, for tomorrow, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, a ‘very high’ fire risk (risk category 4) is predicted for the following areas:

– Region of Thessaly (Larissa Regional Unit, Magnesia Regional Unit)
– Region of Central Greece (Boeotia Regional Unit, Phthiotis Regional Unit, Phocis Regional Unit)
– Region of Attica
– Region of Peloponnese (Corinth Regional Unit)

On the Civil Protection map, areas at risk of wildfires are marked in yellow, while those at the highest risk are marked in orange.

The General Secretariat for Civil Protection has informed all competent state services, as well as the Regions and Municipalities of the high-risk areas highlighted above, to be in a state of heightened civil protection readiness in order to promptly respond to any wildfire break outs.