For the first time in almost two years temperatures in the port city plummeted below zero late on Monday evening. Split (-2) was not the coldest place on the Dalmatian coast however, with Šibenik recording -3 at 8am this morning. It was minus 1 in Zadar and 0 in Dubrovnik as a cold front bringing record winds swept along the coast. Makarska was one of the worst places effected by the strong bura winds, which blew at around 200 kilometres an hour – the strongest in the last 10 years say locals.
Whilst temperatures along the coast dropped just below zero, continental Croatia is set to a few days of extreme cold weather. On Tuesday temperatures measured -13 in Karlovac and -10 in Osijek and Varaždin. The worst is yet to come with temperatures set to fall to -20 later this week for inland parts of the country. Temperatures along the coast are not expected to drop below -6 degrees.