Bura Hits Dalmatia: Wind Speed Over 100 kmh, Roads Closed for Traffic

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Wind speed reached 122 kmh in some parts of Dalmatia on Friday

Her Majesty bura paid us another visit: the forceful wind unexpectedly played up after a day of fairly pleasant weather in Dalmatia, reports Dalmacija danas on October 27, 2017.

According to the Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service (DHMZ), the highest wind speed of the day was recorded in Makarska, where multiple gusts hit the measuring device with the speed of 122 kmh.

In Split, wind speed of 101 kmh was recorded at Marjan station.

Here are some other impressive stats of the day, recorded at Crometeo weather stations:

Dinara mountain: 101 kmh
Krvavica: 96 kmh
Promina and Brela: 90 kmh
Šibenik: 81 kmh
Podstrana – Strožanac: 77 kmh

Readers of Dalmacija danas reported that numerous local roads are covered in branches that got torn off by bura. The tempestuous wind also created considerable problems in traffic, resulting in multiple roads getting shut down. Here are the latest traffic regulations in effect:

A1 motorway, Sveti Rok-Posedarje section – closed for all vehicles

Pag bridge and state road DC54 Maslenica-Zaton Obrovački – personal vehicles allowed only

Adriatic highway, section Senj-Karlobag – closed for double-deckers, trailers and motorbikes

Adriatic highway, section Karlobag-Sv Marija Magdalena – same as above, also closed for delivery vehicles and vehicles with covered load areas

Ferry line Prizna-Žigljen is currently not operating.

The wind will continue to whip Dalmatia with the same force overnight and on Saturday morning, dying down throughout the day. It is expected the traffic will return to normal by tomorrow afternoon.


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