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2019 Europe spring forecast is out – early start for parts of Croatia


15 February 2019 – Spring will arrive early for some parts of Europe, while cold and snow linger on for others, leading global meteorology forecasting service AccuWeather has said in its 2019 Europe spring forecast released on Friday. 

Croatia is expected to see a mixed bag with the weather over the next three months. Much of the country, including the Dalmatian coast, Kvarner and Istria, will see prolonged periods of dry weather, whilst ‘above-normal warmth is likely for much of March, April and May’.

AccuWeather meteorologists are concerned about the risk for drought conditions to begin building across central Europe from Italy, including the Dalmatian coast and the Istrian peninsula, into southern Germany late in the spring.

“The dry weather will initially be beneficial for farmers as it allows for early planting of crops,” AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alan Reppert said.

2019 spring forecast highlights (AccuWeather)

Central and eastern Croatia will see frequent storms during spring with some of the winter chill hanging around into March with even the chance of early spring snowfall. 

“High pressure over western Europe will allow cold air from Russia to filter all the way to the southern Balkans,” the report says. 

Once the cold passes there will be unsettled weather with a high chance of frequent rainfall.

“Flooding will be a concern, especially during April as snowmelt combines with the continued wet weather,”AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys said.

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