Croatia Set to Sizzle as Heatwave Hits this Week

Daniela Rogulj

Screenshot of Severe Weather Europe, DHMZ

June 25, 2019 – Martha & the Vandellas knew back in 1965 that their hit ‘Heatwave’ would stand the test of time, and it’ll especially get airtime this week as temperatures across Europe are projected to hit 40 degrees Celsius.

The Guardian reported on Monday that temperatures would reach or even exceed 40 degrees from Spain to Switzerland as “hot air was sucked up from the Sahara by the combination of a storm stalling over the Atlantic and high pressure over central Europe” – but thanks to the high humidity, it’d really feel like 47. Yikes.

Fortunately, Croatia isn’t Spain or France, and temperatures here shouldn’t reach 40 this week, though some parts of the country will reach 35, reports 24 Sata.

Here’s the weather report for the week – stay cool, Croatia. 

Enjoy the weather on Tuesday, as temperatures will rise on Wednesday with the peak expected on Thursday. A cold front is already likely on Friday, which should cool it down a bit, but not by much. 



The State Meteorological Institute issued warnings for the upcoming thermal wave in Croatia. On Tuesday, temperatures will rise to a maximum of 33 degrees. But as in the rest of Europe, on Wednesday temperatures will rise again. In Croatia’s interior, temperatures will reach 33 degrees, while on the coast they’ll hit 34 degrees.

The threat of the heatwave will be the greatest on Thursday and Friday in Zagreb, Karlovac, Rijeka, and Split, the DHMZ warns. Namely, on those days, the temperature will reach 35 degrees.



Apart from the high heat, UV radiation is likely to be very high in the days to come, especially on Thursday.



As with all heatwaves, it’s important to stay hydrated and avoid being out in the sun at all costs, especially from 11 am to 3 pm. This is especially important for young children and people over the age of 75. Keep your windows shut in the house with the shades down to keep the heat out, and keep a cold shower close. 

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