Last night, a strong thunderstorm swept through the Zagreb area, and forecasts predict that Tuesday will bring showers with thunder. The rain will be heavy in some areas, particularly in the first part of the day in central parts of the country and in eastern regions, where there will be a north-easterly wind. According to Tomislava Hojsak, B.Sc. ing for HRT, sleet and snow are expected in the highest mountains at the end of the day.
The Adriatic is expected to experience moderate and strong southerly winds throughout the day, which may turn into a gale with storm surges later on. Inland areas are likely to experience temperatures between 5 and 10 degrees, while temperatures on the Adriatic could reach up to 15 degrees but are expected to drop in the afternoon. Wednesday on the mainland is expected to be cloudy and windy with less rain falling primarily in Dalmatia.
Snow and sleet are expected in Lika and Zagora’s highest areas with possible showers with thunder in southern regions. The second part of the day could see partial clearing, with scattered rain mainly in Lika and Dalmatia. Winds are expected to be moderate to strong, sometimes reaching stormy northeast speeds. On the Adriatic, gales with storms are also predicted, especially at Velebit’s foot with hurricane force winds.
Temperatures on Wednesday are expected to range between 4 and 9 degrees dropping at nightfall and between 10-16 degrees on average on the Adriatic coastline.
Overall, it seems like this week’s weather will continue to be unpredictable and potentially challenging for travelers or commuters planning outdoor activities or road trips across Croatia’s mainland region.