Tropical heat wave in region, ‘red’ meteoalarm in place

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BELGRADE – Meteoalarm raised its heat-health warning to ‘red’ in Croatia, BiH, Montenegro and Serbia, while the intense heat wave scorching the region is expected to last for days.

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In Croatia, extremely dangerous weather is expected to continue over the next ten days, with temperatures likely to exceed 40 degrees Celsius locally and break all-time records.

The Hydrometeorological Institute of Republika Srpska warns that the next three days will be the hottest of the year, with temperatures soaring to 40C.

The meteorologists in Montenegro say that the ‘red’ meteoalarm in Podgorica will remain in place through Thursday, July 23.

In Serbia, where the meteoalarm has also been raised to ‘red’, extremely hot weather with temperatures up to 39 degrees Celsius is expected to continue over the next several days.

The ‘red’ meteoalarm warns that the weather is “very dangerous”. Urgent health warnings are issued, advising people to stay indoors during the worst of the heat, drink plenty of fluids and eat light, cool, easy-to-digest foods.

Meteorologists add that the “official” numbers show temperature of the air, which is measured well above the ground, while thermometers directly exposed to the heat can show up to 60 degrees Celsius.

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