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Days of torrential downpours on 14-16 May 2014 led to Bosnia & Herzegovina and Serbia having the worst floods since records began 120 years ago.

At least 40 people were reported to have died and tens of thousands had to evacuate when rapidly rising rivers surged into homes. Hundreds were also evacuated in Croatia.

It was reported that around three months worth of rain fell in just three days.

This infrared image shows the average of the Meteosat-10 IR10.8 from 14-17 May. A cold-cloud structure clearly indicates a persistent cyclonic whirl. The area of low pressure which brought the rain persisted over the Balkans for days.

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Credit: EUMETSAT 2014

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