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2018 Summer Forecast: No Repeat of Extreme Heat Waves in Croatia

2018 Summer Forecast is out (Photo: Dugi Otok)

The record-breaking extreme heat waves which hit Croatia last summer looks like they will not be repeated this summer after leading global meteorology forecasting service AccuWeather released their 2018 Europe summer forecast this week.

Last August, the intense heat wave nicknamed ‘Lucifer’ brought extreme temperatures all over Croatia for extended periods. Temperatures hit 42.3°C in Split in early August, which was the highest temperature in all of Europe on that day.

It was even hotter around the country later in the month with a scorching 44°C in Slavonia in the east of the country.

AccuWeather, who have been notably accurate with their long-range forecasts, says that this summer Croatia will not experience those type of heatwaves.

Record heat hit Croatia in 2017

Whilst summer will mainly be dry with normal to above average temperatures, there will also be periods of unsettled weather which will also prevent long-duration heat waves from occurring this summer.

“This will bear a stark contrast to the extreme heat across the Balkan Peninsula last summer,” says AccuWeather.

According to the weather map, southern Croatia will experience the unsettled storms, which may bring rainfall for consecutive days. The rest of the country will mainly be dry but with no real risk of prolonged heat waves like last summer.


AccuWeather, which was founded in 1962, provides commercial weather forecasting services worldwide.

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