COOLER DAYS AHEAD

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A hot air bal­loon f lies over the Yenidze, a former to­bacco fac­tory, at sun­set in Dres­den, Ger­many. Me­te­o­rol­o­gists are pre­dict­ing cloudy weather and cooler tem­per­a­tures in the Sax­ony re­gion and other parts of Europe in the com­ing days af­ter a week of record highs. A heavy storm with strong winds, hail and rain hit the Balkans on Monday, up­root­ing trees and dam­ag­ing roofs, cars and crops. Slove­nia’s STA news agency re­ported that the storms “caused havoc” across the coun­try overnight Sun­day and into Monday. Thou­sands of house­holds were left with­out elec­tric­ity. A wild­fire broke out in the coastal Makarska area of cen­tral Croa­tia de­spite the cool­ing trend, en­gulf­ing pine trees and low shrub­bery and halt­ing traf­fic on a key road. In Ro­ma­nia, au­thor­i­ties re­trieved the bod­ies of two teenage boys who drowned while bathing in a river to cool off dur­ing the heat wave. At least four other peo­ple were killed in sep­a­rate in­ci­dents as storms raged in north­ern Italy over the week­end.

Filip Singer Euro­pean Pressphoto Agency

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