Record Temperatures: 42.3°C at Split Airport, 39.7°C in Zadar

By , 03 Aug 2017, 12:06 PM News
Record Temperatures: 42.3°C at Split Airport, 39.7°C in Zadar meteoalarm.eu

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As if it weren't hot enough already, the heatwave grew more intense and broke a couple of record temperatures, reported Crometeo on August 2, 2017.

The most interesting data comes from Split: according to data captured by DHMZ, the highest temperature at the weather station Split Airport (Resnik) reached 42.3 degrees Celsius, breaking the previous record of 40 degrees Celsius mesaured on July 18, 2015. That's also the third highest temperature ever recorded in Croatia, surpassed only by 42.8 degrees Celsius in Ploče (1981) and 42.4 degrees Celsius in Karlovac (1950).

The weather station Zadar Zemunik had the maximum temperature of 39.7 degrees Celsius, also the new absolute temperature record after 39 degrees Celsius measured in 2015.

Pazin had the maximum temperature of 38.8 degrees Celsius, more than the previous record measured in 2012.

The region of Gorski kotar, usually cooler than the rest of Croatia thanks to its geographic position, experienced the heatwave as well. The maximum temperature reached 34.4 degrees Celsius at the weather station Parg, at the altitude of 863 metres. The record used to be 33.5 degrees Celsius, recorded both in 1983 and 2013.

Žrnovnica, one of the places affected by recent wildfires in Dalmatia, set a new record as well: 40.8 degrees Celsius were recorded yesterday, surpassing the maximum from 2015 for full two degrees. After the fire, the scorched terrain around Žrnovnica is mostly dark or even black, thus accumulating heat more than before.

Here are other new records set yesterday, followed by previous maximums noted in brackets:

Pltivice: 37.9 degrees Celsius (37.9, 2000)
Imotski: 39.8 degrees Celsius (same in 2007)
Sinj: 40.1 degrees Celsius (39.7, 2000)
Kaštel Gomilica: 39.9 degrees Celsius (39.4)

The heatwave will continue today. DHMZ issued a red alert for the entire country due to extremely high temperatures.

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