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Rain-Soaked Balkans Braces for Heatwave

After months of unusually wet weather, the countries of the Balkan region are finally bracing for a heatwave, which is expected to peak on Tuesday.

Dusica Tomovic
BIRN
Podgorica

Parts of the Balkans are expecting to plunge from heavy rain to burning heat this week, as a tropical heatwave from north Africa hits the region. On Monday, temperatures in Montenegro were expected to soar to 39 degrees Celsius.

People in the coastal Adriatic republic are being advised to stay indoors from 10am to 6pm, and drink a lot of water.

“We will be experiencing record temperatures on Monday and Tuesday. These are the highest figures for this summer," a meteorologist, Dusan Pavicevic, said.

The region can expect the oven-like temperatures to drop by the end of the week, however. "The heatwave is heading east and we expect it to weaken by Friday. We can then expect cold air from northern Europe, so we don’t expect any more heatwaves in the region,” Pavicevic added.

The situation is similar in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia, where temperatures will also rise to between 35 and 37 Degrees.

For many, the hot weather will be a relief. Much of the Balkans has experienced freakishly wet weather this spring and summer.

Torrential rain hit Bosnia, Serbia and parts of Croatia in May, causing widespread flooding and inflicting massive damage to farmland and infrastructure. Small-scale floods returned to parts of the region in August.

Both Bosnia and Serbia are counting on substantial foreign donations and loans to help them recover from the floods.

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