Calm After the Storm: Icy Makarska Aftermath in Dalmatia

By , 09 Jan 2017, 01:12 AM Lifestyle

After the fierce bura wind brought ice to Dalmatia's Adriatic waterfront on January 8, 2017, the icy calm after the storm in Makarska.

There was no doubting the story of the day in terms of readership on TCN yesterday. 

No, it wasn't the wide-ranging interview with controversial Zivi Zid politician Ivan Pernar, 4 Croatian beaches in The Sunday Times top 50 for Europe, or a jewel of a find in a 1969 travel documentary on Hvar.

For while we Brits are often told we are obsessed with the weather, my experience is that Dalmatians are even more so. When the sun shines, as it normally does, we hear a lot about it. When it rains, that is also a topic of discussion, but when ice comes to the shores of the Adriatic and are expertly filmed by TCN's Vice Rudan, THAT is the story of the day

Makarska was calmer today, but still a little chilly, and Vice was out again, capturing a snapshot of this very unusual weather, as others flocked to see snow at the lighthouse. Some great video footage below.

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Croatia Traffic Info

  • Drive carefully on the Rijeka bypass between Škurinje and Orehovica junctions because of a traffic accident in direction Zagreb. Traffic is intensified on city roads and on their bypasses, on the section of the DC8 Adriatic road Split-Omiš-Makarska, before Učka tunnel and on the road after the tunnel towards Matulji junction. Due to forest fire the DC27 state road is closed for traffic from the junction after the Šibenik bridge towards Benkovac. A1 MOTORWAY ZAGREB-SPLIT-PLOČE -Please drive carefully on the A1 motorway between Benkovac and Pirovac junctions due to reduced visibility from smoke.  Sections of the roads closed due to roadworks: -the DC29 from Novi Golubovec (DC29, DC35) -the DC502 Smilčić-Pridraga state road -ŽC5042 Višnjan-Tićan. Traffic is regulated by traffic signals/one road lane is free only: -on the DC1 state road in Knin, on the section Sučević-Otrić in Otrić -on the DC1 state road in Knin, on the section Jošani-Udbina-Ondić -on the state road DC2 in Vukovar, (Kudeljarska and Priljevo street) -on the state road DC66 Pula- Raša bridge -on the state road DC206 Valentinovo-Petrovsko. With the sunny and dry weather, more and more cyclists and motorists are on the roads. Other vehicles (such as cars or trucks) should look carefully for bicyclists before turning left or right, merging into bicycle lanes and opening doors next to moving traffic. Check your mirrors and be aware of blind spots before turning. While at a stop sign or red light, make a complete stop in order to let bikers pass, and check for unseen riders. Respect the right of way of bicyclists because they are entitled to share the road with you. Cyclists are not immune to traffic violations: pay attention to red lights and practice arm signaling!
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  • Due to heavy traffic during the tourist season longer wait times are possible on most border crossings with Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro.
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  • The catamaran line Pula-Mali Lošinj-Zadar is currently not operating due to bad weather conditions.
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