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

  • There is a roe deer on the A1 near the Vukova Gorica rest area. Drive carefully and reduce your driving speed. The Adriatic road between Tučepi and Podgora only one lane is alternatly free for traffic in both directions today until 2 p.m. (roadworks). The roads are occasionally wet and slippery in the Croatian Littoral, in the mountainous regions of Gorskom kotar and Lika, in the eastern parts of Croatia. There is a risk of rockfall and landslide. When the visibility is reduced, turn your low-beam headlights on even during the day (cloudy weather, strong rain showers). One lane is free only on the following sections of the motorways: -A2 Zagreb-Macelj between Sveti Križ Začretje and Krapina junctions 38th-41st km in both directions; -A4 Zagreb-Goričan - the entrance Kraljevečki Novaki from direction Sesvete and Dugo Selo towards Ivanja Reka junction is closed. There is a local detour, and the lanes are reduced in the area of roadworks. -A7 Orehovica-Šmrika - between Hreljin and Križišće in direction Krk Sections of the roads closed due to roadworks: -on the DC1 state road in Lučko (Zagreb) -on the DC6 state road, section Glina-Dvor border crossing; -on the DC502 Smilčić-Pridraga state road. Traffic is regulated by traffic signals/one road lane is free only:-on the DC1 state road in Knin until 14 July; -on the DC1 state road at Mostanje and on the section Sučević-Otrić. -on the DC8 Adriatic road on the section Zaton Doli-Bistrina; -on the DC66 Pula-Most Raša state road.
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  • Due to traffic density and occasional additional controls, during the day longer waiting times are possible at the border crossings with Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Hungary. Due to roadworks at Županja border crossing delays can be expected in both directions. At Harmica border crossing traffic is allowed for vehicles up to 7,5 tonnes only.
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  • The following catamaran lines are currently not operating: - Novalja - Rab - Rijeka. - 310 Mali Lošinj - Unije-Susak.
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