Climatic anomalies: 30 degree heat in the Balkans changed snowfall

Dozens of villages in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday morning without water and electricity because of accidents caused by snowfall, local media reported.

After the 30-degree heat, steady in recent weeks in Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the end of last week's cold snap began. On Sunday, in a number of areas, including the capital Sarajevo, the snow began to fall. By Monday morning the snow depth reached in the mountains 30 centimeters. Traffic on many roads difficult.


According to Bosnian media reports, hundreds of people in the communities Sokolac and Khan Pijesak were without electricity, and residents of the latter still without water.

It is reported that emergency crews are working to resolve the problem.


Snow fell in several areas in the north of neighboring Montenegro — in Zabljak, Pljevlja and white field. In recent days, the average temperature has dropped to 20 degrees, according to RIA Novosti.


However, many fear a repetition of the disaster of February, when because of the cold and snow in the Balkans killed dozens of people.


At the same time thousands of people in the region for several weeks remained cut off from the outside world due to snow drifts, disturbances and transport disruptions to energy supply.


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