Weather in Croatia Update
Storm Flood of Adriatic Coast:
Two-metre waves have flooded the centre of Rijeka and the area near the city market, Rijeka web site reports on Monday. Sea level is significantly higher than usual. Karolina Rijecka pier was also flooded.
Fire-fighters intervened six times, pumping out water from basements. The locals in Bakarac cannot remember such stormy weather in the past 20 to 30 years. A fishing boat has run aground in Kraljevica.
The coastline in Pula was also flooded amidst powerful South wind and high sea level, Regional
Fire-fighters intervened six times in Sibenik.Photo Ivica Lovri?
Express reports. It is pointed out that the occurrence is not unusual because the Adriatic Sea ?crams into? its Northern part when the South wind is very string. Combined with the tide which raises the sea level, this ?Venetian scenario? occurs. The water has entered housing and business objects on the waterfront. Fishermen expect the sea level to be raised, it the storm does not blow over by the end of day. The situation is similar in Umag and Rovinj.
The road near Antenela was closed for all traffic.
The sea also covered waterfronts in Trogir, Vodice and Sibenik, where citizens were locked in their homes and were forced to call the fire-fighters for help. Ferry transport has been closed in most areas.
Extreme weather conditions in Croatia:
Although forecasts predicted temperatures ranging from -12 to -7?C for continental Croatia, the temperature measured in Daruvar at 7 am on Sunday was 16 degrees below zero.
In Virovitica it was -15?C, in Karlovac and Otocac it was -14?C, and in Bjelovar, Gospic, Krapina and Zagreb it was -13?C.
On the coast it was coldest in Porec at -6?C, Rijeka and Pula at -5?C while in Pag and Senj it was -3?C.
The forecast for next week ? a continuing cold front but higher morning temperatures.
Sub-zero temperatures expected to continue:
Croatia remains one of the coldest countries in Europe. Temperatures dropped to -19 ?C in Otocac, -16 ?C in Gospic, -14 ?C in Karlovac, -13 ?C in Krapina and Krizevci, and -9 ?C in Zagreb.
According to the weather report, it will remain extremely cold until halfway through next week
Freezing Rain Freezes Croatia
Freezing rain was reported in the Medjimurje and Varazdin areas overnight and roads have become very slippery as the temperature is below zero.
Some 60 tonnes of technical salt was used up in the area to stave off ice on the roads.
At least 30 people have been brought to the Trauma Hospital in Zagreb for different ice-related injuries.
Some 26 residents of Osijek were also treated for similar injuries.
Croatia Snowed in
Most parts of Croatia are very dangerous for driving with some 10 to 15 centimetres of snow falling around Gospic and Otocac. More than 40 teams of the winter services are clearing the roads in Lika, which has also reported transmission lines cuts due to snow. The local branch of the Electrical Company is working on restoring electricity supplies to more than 1,000 households in Gospic, Lovinac and Gracac in Lika.
Flooding in Lika continues:
Flooding still presents a threat to Kosinj in Lika; the water level in the region has risen by 92 centimetres in the past 24 hours and flood measures are in place.
Flood waters have reached Lipovo Polje, made several roads inaccessible and flooded about 50 homes.
As a result, schools are closed in Gornji and Donji Kosinj, Rudinka and Kosinjski Bakovac.
Problems with food supplies have also arisen.
Life Getting Back to Normal in Snowed-in Dubrovnik
Following the snow that had fallen in the Dubrovnik area on Wednesday and caused a string of problems to the residents living in Croatia’s south, life is slowly getting back to normal today.
Most of the areas that have been left without electricity have had their power restored, but the schools are still closed.
The Dubrovnik airport has been closed.
Gale-force southerly winds along coast
Due to gale-force winds blowing along the coast ferries running from Sibenik to the islands of Prvic and Kapri were unable to sail out.
The winds did not cause any material damage, but did raze trees and awnings.
Heat wave To Continue
Unseasonably hot weather is continuing across Croatia.
Some 28 degrees had been recorded in the coastal city of Dubrovnik at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.
Citizens are warned to take care and act in line with orders.
The emergency health services have been called 294 times in the Osijek and Baranja county over the past 24 hours and intervened on the sport some 81 times and 169 checks were made at emergency wards
Storm Damages Seven Vehicles in the Split Area
The storm that hit Split and its surroundings overnight had damaged seven vehicles parked in front of apartment buildings.
One of the accidents happened when a tree was uprooted in the Klis area damaging a lorry and a passenger car.
Three Months Worth of Rain Falls in Certain Dalmatian Regions
Some areas of Dalmatia had had more rain fall than an average for the whole summer over the past 36 hours.
The reason for this is the Mediterranean cyclone Ines which had entered the Adriatic last night resulting in lots of rainfall.
Imotski reported the most rain ? some 163 litres per square meter, followed by Hvar 119 meters and the Split airport 111 litres.
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