The weather was rather cool throughout spring, however, it seems summer is back, and with a vengeance. After one stifling heatwave ran its course last week, leaving many feeling the effects of exposure to sun, a new Croatian heatwave is now upon us.
Croatian meteorologists are now warning of a new Croatian heatwave beginning today. According to HRT, it will supposedly reach its highest temperature during the middle of this week. Heat waves aren’t particularly unusual in Croatia, but this year they seem to be starting earlier than normal. In addition, the fact they were preceded by cooler than usual May weather makes their impact seem even more dramatic.
A weather alarm is in place across Croatia for this week with what is known as Yellow Warning in effect for some regions. More precisely, for Kvarner area, Central Croatia and the Dubrovnik area. Temperatures will rise in the upper thirties with daily highs in certain areas potentially reaching 38°C. Recommendations are to keep out of the sun and consume plenty of water. Of course, sunscreen is always a good idea should you really need to be out in it.
Interestingly, there is also a warning from HAK as well. They are instructing drivers to start longer drives early in the morning or through the night. It would be smart to avoid driving during the hottest parts of the day as a new Croatian heatwave bites. It is also important to remember to stay very well hydrated and use air-conditioning when in the car. Unfortunately, this year we saw a tragic event involving a child being left in a car as the sun beat down on the vehicle, ending with deadly consequences. As such warnings against leaving children or animals in cars for even a few minutes are also useful to remind ourselves of regularly.
Regardless of whether you’re going to the beach to enjoy your holiday or you’re working outdoors, make sure to keep track of the weather warnings this week as a new Croatian heatwave holds us in its grip. Be especially cautious when organising trips within Croatia, and of course – make sure to stay hydrated at all times.
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