Friday, 25 September 2020

If You're Out And About, Watch Out For The Weather In Croatia Today

ZAGREB September 25, 2020 – The changeable weather in Croatia today is expected to continue for much of the weekend and is the strongest signifier yet that autumn has arrived

Residents of Zagreb today woke to the sounds of thunder and rainfall. It was not altogether much of a surprise. Partially cloudy skies and some rain had been predicted for the days leading up to the weekend. Enjoyably warm temperatures and clear, sunny skies on Thursday 24 September may have signalled a reprieve. However, the weather in Croatia today has taken a turn for the worse. So much so, that the Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service (DHMZ) have issued a weather warning.

The weather in Croatia today is being influenced by a cyclone that is making its way across northern Italy and is expected to rise north, further into continental Europe. Its consequences are a strong shift in air pressure.

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How does this affect the weather in Croatia today and what exactly are the weather warnings?

Rain is expected throughout Friday morning, with the likelihood of thunderstorms growing as the day continues. Temperatures in many parts of the country should still remain in the 20s.

The mountainous regions running inland down the length of the Croatian coast will see strong winds and heavy rain. Today is not a day for hiking in the high peaks of the Dinaric Alps. The specific warnings for the weather in Croatia today pertain to possible flooding. So great is the volume of expected rain that low-lying areas of inland Dalmatia and coastal Dalmatia could see some floods. Anyone currently sailing in Croatia would be best advised to stay ashore today. The seas will be choppy and the winds strong.

The changeable weather is sadly expected to continue for much of the weekend and is the strongest signifier yet that autumn has arrived in Croatia. On the highest peaks, some snow may even fall towards the tail end of the weekend. Although we can't promise that next week we will see the return of yesterday's glorious conditions, the weather is expected to stabilise on Monday after the passing of the cyclone and a more even air pressure returns. You can look to put on your hiking boots and unfurl your sails again soon enough.

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Tuesday, 9 July 2019

VIDEO: Unbelievable Footage of Wind in Davor, Slavonia

Most of Croatia has been stormy recently, and footage from Slavonia has showcased just how damaging it has been.

The weather in Croatia as a whole has been turbulent over the last few weeks, more precisely since May. The month of May was dominated by rain and poor weather conditions, and while we were given a few rays of hope (literally) recently, the weather seems to have taken a turn for the worse once again with grey skies, storms and incredible wind harrassing parts of the country.

As Vecernji list writes on the 9th of July, 2019, in Davor, Brodsko-Posavska County in continental Croatia, more precisely in Slavonia, some truly impressive video footage of the strong wind carrying away everything in front of it was captured.

Heavy storms struck most of Croatia on Sunday evening, with the continental part of the country taking the worst battering. The footage released on Facebook, taken in Davor in Slavonia, shows just how much power the wind had as it destroyed everything in its path.

As stated, this dramatic home video footage was taken in the Davor Municipality in Brodsko-Posavska County, in southern Slavonia, where ''What is this?!" (Što je ovo) and ''Look at this!'' (Vidi ovo) can be heard in the background of the video footage from astonished locals who are clearly taken aback by the sheer strength of the force of the wild wind.

Yesterday, MUP reported that the wind had caused damage and seen some roofs of houses collapse, as well as those of some local commercial buildings in Davor, and several trees had unfortunately fallen victim to the wind, falling down.

In Slavonski Brod, several 112 emergency calls reported the falling of trees, and in the wider area of ​​the county (Davor, Okučani, Stara Gradiška, Bebrina and Slavonski Brod) there has been discontinued electricity supplies due to the wind that has broken electric poles.

Watch the video of the incredible wind in Slavonia, published on Facebook by HR Vrijeme (HR Weather) here:

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