Articles tagged "croatia"

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States of emergency as rivers reach record levels, Croatia

Croatia is still battling major river levels after warm weather followed by heavy rains caused rapid melt of record-breaking snow that fell during Arctic cold outbreak at the end of February. States of emergency were declared over the weekend in several areas,...

March 19, 2018

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Landslide destroys 7 homes in Hrvatska Kostajnica, Croatia

Heavy floods and landslides are affecting parts of central Croatia two weeks after record-breaking snow paralyzed the region. At this time, the worst affected is the city of Hrvatska Kostajnica (population 2 700) where heavy floods and landslides resulted in the...

March 13, 2018

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First significant snowfall of the season, hurricane-force winds cause traffic chaos in Slovenia and Croatia

First significant snowfall of the season and hurricane-force Bura winds are causing traffic chaos on roads and highways in parts of Slovenia and Croatia on Monday, November 13, 2017. Wind gusts up to 150 km/h (93 mph) were measured today and up to 210 km/h (130 mph)...

November 13, 2017

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Thunderstorm hits Zadar and becomes stationary, causing unprecedented flash flood, Croatia

A severe thunderstorm that swept over Italy on September 10, 2017, causing at least 6 deaths, reached Croatia during the late afternoon hours, dumping heavy rain. Heavy rain continued through the rest of the day and overnight, breaking, in some areas, monthly...

September 11, 2017

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Earthquake swarm near Rijeka, Croatia

An unusual earthquake swarm is in progress near Rijeka, Croatia since 09:35 UTC on August 8, 2017. EMSC is reporting 7 earthquakes within 39 hours, but residents say they already felt dozens. This region sits directly on top of Adriatic plate's NW border. As of...

August 09, 2017

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Croatia wakes up to coldest August 12 since measurements began

With record breaking 7.2 °C (44.96 °F), the capital of Croatia, Zagreb, woke up today to the coldest August 12 since official measurements began in 1949. Some 133 km (93 miles) to the SSW, the city of Rijeka broke another record for this day with 12.6 °C...

August 12, 2016

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A persistent heat wave replaced with severe thunderstorms: Rain, hail and strong winds sweep Croatia

A front accompanied with the low pressure field, formed above the northern Italy, has brought a long expected change of weather and relief from persistent heat to majority of regions in Croatia. Severe and intense thunderstorms accompanied with strong rainfall and hail

August 16, 2015


Croatia erases debt for poor citizens to boost economy

The small eastern European nation of Croatia has decided to let Christmas come early for its poorest citizens: Under a new initiative aimed at giving them a fresh start, the government is wiping out their debts, leaving some observers to relate the move to an ancient Bi

February 13, 2015


The Summer without a Summer - dramatic waterspout/tornado caught on tape, Croatia

Believe what you want... global warming, global cooling, pole shift, natural cycles of climate change... but, when it comes to weather, whatever is happening around the globe is pretty much real. There is basically no country in the world that didn't experience

July 30, 2014


Meteotsunami hits several cites along Adriatic coast, Croatia

A meteorological tsunami or meteo-tsunami event was observed today in several Croatian cities along the Adriatic coast. In some places sea levels rose up to 2 meters. According to Darko Dragojević, a member of independent Croatian meteorological organization...

June 25, 2014


Balkan continues to fight with historic floods

Devastating floods continue to affect Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. More than 2.5 million people have been affected, nearly one million people have been displaced and lost access to clear water. At least 100 000 structures and homes were destroyed....

May 21, 2014

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Hundreds of unusual fish beached at Adriatic coast after moderate earthquake hit the region

Several hundred unusual fish, about a meter and a half long, stranded on the shores of Valelunga beach near Pula, Croatia in Adriatic Sea on February 4/5, 2013, the same day that M 4.5 struck the region. Several hundred fish, which can live as dead. Eyewitnesses were

February 05, 2013


Cyclone Ladislav raised Adriatic sea levels, submerged streets along Croatian coastline cities

Gale-force south Cyclone Ladislav developed over northern Italy and northern Adriatic sea, causing floods along Adriatic sea coastlines on November 1, 2012. Combination of full moon, low air pressure along with strong winds blowing from the sea toward the coast,

November 02, 2012


WWF warns against Croatia, Bosnia hydro plant plans

Environmental group WWF warned against new plans to build hydro power plants in Bosnia and Croatia amid fears they could affect the Neretva river delta, one of Europe's rare wetland habitats. The planned projects would have a drastic impact on hydrology and ecology in

July 26, 2012

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Wildfires carried by strong winds threaten populated areas near Crikvenica, Croatia

The fire that broke out around 6:40 UTC, July 23, 2km south of Crikvenica, and spread towards Selce is still threatening populated areas. Strong winds of more than 100km an hour made tackling the fires very difficult as water-bombing planes could not be used.Some

July 24, 2012


Severe storm hit Croatia - Waterspout, hail and lightning strikes

A waterspout appeared near the city of Dubrovnik threatening big cruisers and other ships and disappeared after 20 minutes. Severe thunderstorm claimed 4 lives after lightning struck the community house for older people in Bjelovar city.Area around Rijeka and Pula was h

October 08, 2011

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Strong hailstorm and gusty winds hit Zagorje, Croatia and Slovenia

Large and heavy hail storm hit the peripheral parts of Krapina-Zagorje county, Croatia along the border with Slovenia. The most difficult situation was in the municipality Kraljevac na Sutli on the neighborhoods Kackovec, Movrač, Movrač and Kapelski Top. Hail and stro

July 12, 2011