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Extreme rainfall hits capital Belgrade, 1 month worth of rain in 45 minutes, Serbia

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Torrential rainfall hit Serbian capital Belgrade on Sunday, June 23, 2019, submerging parts of the metropolis and creating traffic chaos. This is its third such event in just 7 days.

The worst affected were areas left of River Danube where meteorological stations registered 100 mm (3.9 inches) of rain within 45 minutes – approximately 1 month worth of June rain.

Roads and homes were flooded across the capital, kindergartens and commercial buildings closed.

Intense hailstorm was reported in central Serbia on the same day, damaging crops and disrupting traffic.

Featured image credit: GD

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