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Heat in Crete hits 38.6 C

Temperatures exceeding 30 degrees Celsius (86F) were recorded at 108 weather stations in Greece Sunday, the national weather service says.

The record temperature, 38.6C (101.5F) was recorded at the Toplou Monastery, near the eastern extremity of the island of Crete.

Temperatures over 30C were also recorded on several locations in the mainland, mostly in central and southern Greece.