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First Snow of the Season – And it’s Only September

DHMZThe first snowfall of the season has arrived in Croatia. According to the State Meteorological and Hydrological Service (DHMZ), the Zavižan peak on the northern Velebit mountain was covered in 4 centimetres of snow in the early hours of this morning…

Just after midnight snow started falling above 1,500 metres above sea level in Lika and Gorski Kotar, and on the Zavižan peak of Velebit mountain when temperatures dropped to 0°C. At 4:29am this morning it was officially autumn according to the calendar.

Velebit is the largest though not the highest mountain range in Croatia. The range forms a part of the Dinaric Alps and is located along the Adriatic coast, separating it from Lika in the interior. Velebit begins in the northwest near Senj with the Vratnik mountain pass and ends 145 km to the southeast near the source of the Zrmanja river northwest of Knin.

Rain on Monday saw temperatures drop in some places 13°C in a 24-hour period. Thunderstorms and rain hit parts of the coast also. Already in September a number of towns and cities have had their average rainfall for the year. (pic DHMZ)

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