Korčula Island Cut Off from the Mainland because of “Jugo”

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A strong jugo wind like this one doesn’t happen often (luckily), so when it does it’s worth mentioning. 

Sometimes you really gotta trust the weather forecast, no matter how many times before you were angry with them for having missed this or that weather event. These days we see one of those occasions taking place. 

Korčula island is quite close to the mainland, and it rarely happens that none of the boat, ferry of catamaran islands connecting it to Pelješac or Split are operational. But, a strong “jugo” wind that we’ve been experiencing in the last couple of days has succeeded at just that: not single one of the regular lines connecting Korčula to mainland Croatia is currently operating, and the weather forecast for the night and tomorrow early morning are not giving us much hope that things are going to get much better anytime soon. 

This is a video taken today by Smiljana Matijaca of Cukarin fame, posted on her Facebook profile, showing you how it’s possible for such a short ferry line, like Dominče – Orebić (or the Korčula – Orebić boat line) to be brought to a halt because of the strong wind: 



Hopefully, jugo (the south-eastern wind, bringing humid and usually warm air, which usually means rain also) will subside tomorrow, and traffic to and from Korčula will be restored. And, once in a while when a situation like this happens, one can only hope that everyone will be safe on Korčula this night, and that no emergency medical services will be needed. And, unborn babies of Korčula, could you please wait for a day and not decide to be born tonight, please? Thanks. 


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