Friday, 6 August 2021

High Temperatures in Croatia Will Return, But They Won't Last Long

August 6, 2021 - After a few days with endurable thermal sensations, weather reports indicate that the high temperatures in Croatia will return, but will be short-lived.

There is still some instability ahead of us, but meteorologists are announcing a return of heat and the high temperatures in Croatia soon, reports Večernji List.

At least partly sunny, and occasionally more cloudy with occasional rain or showers and thunderstorms will be today in the northern Adriatic and in the mountains and from the middle of the day in the northwestern parts and inland Dalmatia, predicts the State Hydrometeorological Institute (DHMZ).

In the morning on the mainland in places short-term fog. The wind is mostly weak, in Dalmatia moderate northwest and west. The highest daily temperature is usually between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius.

The temperature will rise further tomorrow, and it will be especially hot on Sunday, with warmer nights. The weekend will pass in the sign of the south, which will intensify on Sunday and will be strong in some places, and moderate on the rest of the coast. A southwesterly wind will blow inland.

On Sunday, as announced by meteorologist N1, it will be especially hot with temperatures up to 35 degrees. After Sunday, the south will weaken. The weather should be kept mostly stable next week.

According to the announcements of HRT's meteorologist from DHMZ, on Monday we will have a weaker wind and more clouds in some places, but mostly dry. At the beginning of the new week, more clouds are expected in the Adriatic, and the daily maximum could fall below 30 degrees.

According to unreliable long-term forecasts, it could warm up again from Wednesday, so temperatures will again be around 30 degrees or more.

If you want to learn more about the weather in Croatia, be sure to check out Total Croatia's guide here.

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Monday, 28 June 2021

Yellow Warnings and Recommendations - New Croatian Heatwave Starts Today

28 June, 2021 – After a brief period of somewhat pleasant temperatures, today marks the beginning of yet another new Croatian heatwave.

The weather was rather cool throughout spring, however, it seems summer is back, and with a vengeance. After one stifling heatwave ran its course last week, leaving many feeling the effects of exposure to sun, a new Croatian heatwave is now upon us.

Croatian meteorologists are now warning of a new Croatian heatwave beginning today. According to HRT,  it will supposedly reach its highest temperature during the middle of this week. Heat waves aren't particularly unusual in Croatia, but this year they seem to be starting earlier than normal. In addition, the fact they were preceded by cooler than usual May weather makes their impact seem even more dramatic.

Yellow Warning

A weather alarm is in place across Croatia for this week with what is known as Yellow Warning in effect for some regions. More precisely, for Kvarner area, Central Croatia and the Dubrovnik area. Temperatures will rise in the upper thirties with daily highs in certain areas potentially reaching 38°C. Recommendations are to keep out of the sun and consume plenty of water. Of course, sunscreen is always a good idea should you really need to be out in it.

Interestingly, there is also a warning from HAK as well. They are instructing drivers to start longer drives early in the morning or through the night. It would be smart to avoid driving during the hottest parts of the day as a new Croatian heatwave bites. It is also important to remember to stay very well hydrated and use air-conditioning when in the car. Unfortunately, this year we saw a tragic event involving a child being left in a car as the sun beat down on the vehicle, ending with deadly consequences. As such warnings against leaving children or animals in cars for even a few minutes are also useful to remind ourselves of regularly.

Regardless of whether you're going to the beach to enjoy your holiday or you're working outdoors, make sure to keep track of the weather warnings this week as a new Croatian heatwave holds us in its grip. Be especially cautious when organising trips within Croatia, and of course – make sure to stay hydrated at all times.

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