July temperatures in the middle of astronomical winter? Why not! It is possible especially in Crete, where today the maximum temperature has exceeded 28 degrees. The hottest was in the western part of Crete near the town of Kolimbari. In the Cretan cities of Chania, Rethymno and Heraklion, the recorded temperatures above 26 degrees also did not resemble the winter ones. It is in Crete, according to the National Observatory in Athens, that the highest mercury values were recorded during this unexpected warming.
Despite such high temperatures, the record from New Year's Eve 2010 was not broken, when it was recorded in Vryses 30.4 ° C, in Heraklion 29.8 ° C and in Knossos 29.8 ° C.
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Many inhabitants of the island took advantage of this weather opportunity, who, despite the prevailing restrictions, went to the surrounding beaches. The high temperatures are also expected to persist tomorrow. However, as early as next Wednesday, winter is to return to Crete. The weather is expected to deteriorate sharply, the temperature will drop significantly and snowfall even in lowlands.