Drone flights over the Acropolis and Omonia Square using a thermal camera were carried out today by the Up Stories team, in collaboration with the meteo of the National Observatory of Athens.
It was found that as the heat wave that affects the whole country is in full swing, the phenomenon of the Urban Thermal Island is becoming more and more intense every day, especially in Athens.
At the Holy Rock of the Acropolis, the ground temperature exceeded 55 degrees locally, as well as in the historic center of Athens, in Omonia Square. At the same time, the air temperature, according to the meteorological stations of the National Observatory of Athens / meteo.gr in the center of Athens, ranged between 36-37 ° C.
The highest temperature values were recorded on the asphalt and on the roofs of old buildings with air conditioning units (over 60 degrees), while the lowest values on the facades of new buildings and the new fountain in Omonia Square (up to 35 degrees).