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According to the Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service, peak temperatures are expected on Monday, as highs could exceed 35 degrees Celsius around most of the country.

Dragoslav Dragojlović from the Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service: "Today, like over the past few days, sunny and hot weather has prevailed on the Adriatic coast and in eastern areas of the continent. The north and northwest have had more cloud cover, so temperatures are a bit lower. The peak of the heatwave is expected tomorrow, where we can expect temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius; while the Dalmatian hinterland could see highs of up to 40 degrees."

People are being reminded by the Croatian Institute of Public Health to try to keep cool and avoid going outdoors between the hours of 10am and 5pm; drink plenty of liquids, eat light foods, take showers in lukewarm water, and wear light and loose-fitting clothing. Also they recommend checking in on family, friends, and neighbors who spend most of their time alone.

Source: HRT