Hottest day in decade in Belgrade

BELGRADE, Jul 5, 2000 -- (Reuters) The Yugoslav capital of Belgrade recorded its hottest day in a decade on Tuesday when the temperature reached 40 degrees Celsius (104F), the Yugoslav weather agency said.

Most Serb towns recorded temperatures above 40 degrees.

"At 5:00 p.m. (1500 GMT), temperatures of 42 degrees Celsius (107.60F) were registered in Negotin, eastern Serbia, and Palanka and Cuprija, central Serbia," a source at the Federal Hydrometeorology Institute said.

People largely stayed off the streets in Belgrade as the temperature soared to it highest level since 1989.

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