March 24, 2020 – After a very mild winter with almost no snow Croatia wakes up to a rather colder Spring morning.
There is only one certainty in Croatia at the moment, and that is that absolutely nothing is certain.
With the country reeling from the Zagreb earthquakes and dealing with the coronavirus threat, at least the weather was warm in most parts of the country.
In fact, the weather has been unusually warm throughout winter, with very little snow at all. I remember clearing the drive in temperatures of minus 18 last winter in Varazdin, but I didn’t need to get my shovel out this year, and it only snowed twice.
But this is Croatia, the current global leader in unpredictability, a land where Winter is Spring and Spring is Winter.
The morning view for Steve Gaunt in Vinkovci.
And with severe restrictions on travel imposed in an attempt to combat the coronavirus threat, Croatia’s motorways resemble a winter wonderland.
But perhaps the place where the snow and sudden colder weather will be least welcome will be in Zagreb and surroundings. Many are still recovering from the recent earthquakes and unable to return to their homes, while there are still some residents without gas.
According to weather forecasts, the cold weather looks set to continue in Zagreb for a couple of days before warming up again.
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