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Wildfires consume the capital of Greece. How does this affect air quality?

The massive fires that Athens is currently struggling with are the result of the heatwave that has hit Greece in recent weeks. The situation is reflected in the very poor air quality, which can be seen on the MyAirly map.

In recent days, the temperature in Athens has even reached 45 ° C. Under such conditions, the risk of fires increases dramatically, which has already become a fact. Currently, more than 500 firefighters are battling the fire that is consuming the vicinity of the Greek capital. The authorities advised the Greeks not to open windows and go outside.

The dramatic increase in PM10 concentrations and the reference point, which is the safe WHO standard, can be observed in the diagram below.

The dynamic situation in Athens is also visible on the MyAirly map, where we can trace the course of air pollution with high accuracy – hour by hour. The current air quality in Athens and the whole of Greece can be checked on a regular basis HERE.


Thanks to our latest partnership, the number of Airly sensors operating in Athens already exceeds 10. Throughout Greece, residents can already use more than 20 Airly real-time air quality devices.

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