Kefalonia, Greece CNN  — 

Extreme heat and wildfires continued to plague parts of southern Europe on Wednesday, a day after the top temperature in Greece reached 47.1 degrees Celsius (117 degrees Fahrenheit) – just shy of the highest ever recorded in Europe.

Greece is facing one of its worst heat waves in decades and the country remains on high alert as it continues to battle blazes across the country.

Heat warnings have also been issued for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, Serbia and Turkey. Deadly wildfires have swept across parts of Turkey in recent days and