Split records strongest wind gust since measurements began, Croatia

Split records strongest wind gust since measurements began, Croatia

Hurricane-force winds swept through coastal Croatia and neighboring countries on February 23 and 24, 2019, resulting in at least 4 deaths and several injuries. At 03:00 UTC (04:00 CET) on February 24, the city of Split in southern Croatia registered wind gust of 176…

Malta hit by worst storm since October 1982

Malta hit by worst storm since October 1982

A powerful storm hit the Mediterranean island of Malta on February 24, 2019, with hurricane-force winds and tidal surges all along its coast. The same storm caused record gusts in Split, southern Croatia, killed four people in central Italy and caused major floods…

Unseasonal snowstorms hit France and Spain, tornado leaves Menorca in dark

Unseasonal snowstorms hit France and Spain, tornado leaves Menorca in dark

Unseasonal and unexpectedly large snowstorms swept across Auverge-Rhone-Alpes and nearby regions, south and west of Lyon, France over the past couple of days. The same storm system brought an early blast of winter to Spain, a destructive tornado to the island of…

Severe storm hits Croatia, dumps record-breaking rain

Severe storm hits Croatia, dumps record-breaking rain

The same storm that caused widespread damage and floods in Italy over the past few days, hit most parts of Croatia during the same period. The storm left one person missing. The entire coastline was hit by strong and damaging waves, while some islands reported…

States of emergency as rivers reach record levels, Croatia

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,…

Landslide destroys 7 homes in Hrvatska Kostajnica, Croatia

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…