Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Historic Day: First April Snow Cover in Split Ever Recorded (PHOTOS)

April 7, 2021 - The first April snow cover in Split was recorded on Tuesday night as weird spring weather ripped across Croatia. 

It was a historic meteorological evening in Split on April 6, 2021. In the coldest moment of the evening, the temperature at the official DHMZ station, located on Marjan, measured 0.4 ° C (rounded to 0 ° C). This is only a tenth of a degree higher than the absolute minimum for April measured on April 8, 2003.

Snow fell all over the city, but higher city areas were covered, especially in neighborhoods like Visoka and Mejaši. 


Miroslav Lelas / PIXSELL

The peak of the ice wave hit Dalmatia last night at around 9 pm. Snow fell on the entire Split area, including Kaštela. In Inland Dalmatia and  Dugopolje, the snowfall was up to 20 centimeters! 


In Kaštel Gomilica, there was a real snowstorm with hurricane gusts of bura wind up to 120 km / h. Snow also fell along the coast in Vodice, Šibenik, and Brela, reports Dalmacija Danas.


Miroslav Lelas / PIXSELL

Due to strong gusts of wind on the Dinara, the cold was as high as -24 degrees. As the snow fell, the temperature dropped to 0, which is also one of the record low temperatures for Dalmatia at this time of year.


Miroslav Lelas / PIXSELL

Southern Croatia does not remember when the last snow fell in April.

And although it was only a symbolic snow cover, it is the first known snow cover in Split in April in known history, reports Dalmacija Danas.


Until this morning, Dalmatia was cut off from the rest of Croatia. Last night from 10 pm, all traffic from the interior to Dalmatia and vice versa for all categories of vehicles was prohibited, and only this morning at 6 am did traffic open, however only for personal vehicles to the junction Sveti Rok and then state roads through Gračac, Obrovac, and Karin.


Miroslav Lelas / PIXSELL

There is still no passable road to Dalmatia for delivery vehicles, buses, trucks, trucks with trailers, and tractors with semi-trailers, and HAK warns drivers not to drive if they do not have to.


While we wake up to sunny skies on Wednesday morning, at least those of us in Split can say that we experienced a historic meteorological night! 

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019

VIDEOS: Stormy Jugo Wind Rips through Dalmatia, Chaos on Roads

November 13, 2019 - A stormy, hurricane-like jugo wind whirled along the coast from Tuesday morning, especially in Dalmatia, where 134 km per hour winds were recorded at the Marjan weather station.

By early Tuesday afternoon, the Split Public Fire Department (JVP) had a dozen interventions, mainly removing broken trees from roads or property. Their colleagues from the Volunteer Fire Company (DVD) Split and DVD Zrnovnica were on the ground answering calls. 

The Civil Protection Directorate announced late Tuesday afternoon that about 15 vehicles were damaged by falling trees and branches and other objects. Given that, according to the forecast, even stronger winds were expected at the end of the day, citizens were advised to park their cars in protected areas, if possible, to avoid damage, to be cautious when driving, and monitor the weather. In the case of strong winds, citizens were advised not to leave their homes if they did not have to. 

In addition to the storm in Split, the sea in Omis rose and flooded much of the coast and the town square. The same happened in Trogir, Ciovo, and Kastela, where the sea level had risen by several centimeters.



On Tuesday, 134 km per hour winds were measured at the Marjan weather station, which is one of the strongest impacts since official meteorological measurements were recorded. Namely, it is the third-highest officially recorded in Split in the last 60 years.

The strongest wind so far was measured on February 1, 1986, when it was 149 miles per hour.


"On Tuesday, the strongest southern wind in Croatia was measured in Dubrovnik at 142 km/h. This storm is linked to a deep cyclone centered over southern Italy and moving in an unusual northward direction and we can expect it to enter the Adriatic on Wednesday," said Rade Popadic, adding that this storm was one of the most pronounced in recent years.



On Wednesday morning, Split was were greeted by fierce thunderstorms and heavy rain. The streets of Split are flooded with traffic beginning to build. 

Some say that the worst situation is at the entrance to Split, at Domovinskog Rata street, though traffic has also formed at Ulice Slobode and Poljicka. There are no traffic lights on Vukovarska Street, which has caused great difficulties for drivers. 



Several maritime lines have been interrupted because of the wind, including:

Ferries: Brestova-Porozina, Lopar-Valbiska, Ubli-Vela Luka-Split, Stari Grad-Split, Vis-Split, Drvenik Veli-Drvenik Mali -Trogir, Rogač-Split, Zadar – Brbinj, Supetar-Split, Sumartin-Makarska, Sućuraj-Drvenik, Ploče-Trpanj, Orebić-Dominče, Prapratno-Sobra, Dubrovnik-Lopud-Suđurađ;

Boats: Zadar-Rivanj-Sestrunj-Zverinac-Božava-Brbinj, Korčula-Orebić, Šibenik-Zlarin-Prvić Luka-Šepurine-Vodice, Milna-Rogač-Split, Komiža-Biševo, Mali Lošinj-Unije-Susak, 415 Vrgada-Pakoštane-Biograd, Dubrovnik-Koločep-Lopud-Suđurađ, Zadar-Sali-Zaglav-Zadar,Zadar-Mali Iž-Veli Iž-Mala Rava-Rava;

Catamarans: Mali Lošinj-Cres-Rijeka, Lun-Tovarnele (Novalja )-Rab-Rijeka, Ubli-Vela Luka-Hvar-Split, Vis-Milna-Split, Jelsa-Bol-Split, Ist – Zapuntel – Brgulje – Molat – Zadar, Zadar-Sali-Zaglav-Bršanj-Zadar, Korčula-Hvar-Split, Vis-Split, Zadar-Premuda-Silba-Olib, Dubrovnik-Mljet-Lastovo, Žirje-Kaprije-Šibenik, Milna-Rogač-Split.

If you can, stay indoors today! 

Sources: Slobodna Dalmacija, Dalmacija Danas 

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Tuesday, 9 July 2019

PHOTO AND VIDEO: Incredible Summer Storm Hits Split and Surrounding Areas

After a sunny and hot day on most of the Adriatic, Monday evening was marked by a new wave of instability; a summer storm that sparked from Istria to Zadar, Split to Makarska, reports Dalmacija Danas on July 9, 2019.


Zvonimir Barišin

After 10 pm on Monday evening, the sky raged with lightning and thunder from Zadar to Split, which was followed by a sudden downpour of rain and hail with powerful gusts of wind. 

Thankfully, while its intensity felt much stronger, this quick change in weather failed to damage much of anything.

According to, as much as 21 liters of rain per square meter fell in Plano near Trogir, causing some flash floods. In less than an hour, Split welcomed 13 liters of precipitation per square meter. Murter welcomed 12 liters, followed by Omiš and Zlarin, Stobreč, Miljevci, Vodice and Dugopolje (11 liters). 


Danica Venus Sičić

The heavy downpour also created quite a mess on the roads, as many drivers opted to pull over and wait for the thunderstorms to pass. Temperatures in this area also dropped up to 5 degrees. 


Zvonimir Barišin

Around midnight, thunder clouds hit Zabiokovlje, and a new storm line formed across the Zadar archipelago, which was just an introduction to new, more pronounced thunderstorms over the next two days. 

Thus, in the parts of the Adriatic, over 40 liters of rain per square meter will fall on Tuesday and Wednesday, and localized thunderstorms will hit throughout the day.

You can see a compilation of footage from the storm in the Split area, recorded by members of the Crometeo team.

The cold front will cool much of Croatia over the next two days, though temperatures will heat up by the end of the week to a comfortable 28 to 29 degrees Celsius. 

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Friday, 22 February 2019

Severe Weather Alert for Dalmatia: Brutal Bura to Hit Saturday

The Croatian Meteorological Institute (DHMZ) has issued the highest warning level for Split and Dalmatia on Saturday as the bura comes back with a vengeance. 

A red alert has been marked for Split and the entire Dalmatia region. Split, and the surrounding areas will see gusts of wind reaching 110 kilometers per hour, with an average speed of 90 kilometers per hour on Saturday. A sudden change in the weather is expected from Friday afternoon, reports Slobodna Dalmacija on February 22, 2019. 

“Be careful. There is a risk for personal safety due to fallen trees, broken branches, and flying debris. Widespread structural damage, interruption of traffic and power failures are expected,” warns DHMZ.

DHMZ alerts that this severe weather for Dalmatia poses a danger for health hazards and life-threatening situations, especially for sailors.

“There is also a significant risk of damage to coastal infrastructure. Be aware of the dangers, and pay attention and follow the latest weather reports. We advise the public to avoid traveling and coastal areas. It is very likely that the ferries will not operate, so if you are traveling, follow traffic information,” emphasizes DHMZ

DHMZ also predicts that temperatures will drop below zero.

Be careful out there!

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Saturday, 19 May 2018

Summer Weather Returns to Split, Picigin in Full Swing (Photos)

Today in Split measured air temperatures of 27°C and a sea temperature of 22°C.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Don't Let Rain Bring You Down: Best Ways to Enjoy Split in Weird Weather

As we kiss our hot and sweaty summer season goodbye, we prepare for the weird winter weather ahead.

Friday, 11 August 2017

More Broken Records: Split Records its Highest Sea Temperature Ever

Since the beginning of August, one of the most intense thermal waves since the beginning of official meteorological measurements (some 150 years ago) hit Dalmatia.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Riva Empty, Green Market Full: A Look at this Rainy Saturday Morning in Split

After a week of sunshine and (almost) t-shirt weather, Split was hit hard over the night and through the morning with rain, thunder, and lightning. While the rain finally stopped around 9am this morning, a cold wind picked up which left the normal weekend Riva coffee-goers indoors. 

Friday, 13 January 2017

Weekend Temperatures: What Should We Expect in Split?

On Thursday, Split woke up to temperatures in the zero. While temperatures climbed up after the mighty minuses we experienced last week, during the day we even saw the peeping sun, and at 7 degrees Celsius the residents of the city of Split had hope that life would return to normal. 

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