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No Croatian white Christmas this year 


ZAGREB, 21 December 2018 – Those hoping for a white Christmas in Croatia will once again be disappointed this year. 

According to the Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service’s long-range forecast, it is almost certain that for the 11th year in a row there will be no white Christmas in Croatia.

Christmas Eve will be showery in most parts of the country. The capital Zagreb will see showers with a high of 8°C and an overnight low of -1°C.

On the Dalmatian coast, showers are also forecast on Christmas Eve. Temperatures will be mild for this time of year with a high of 14°C in Split and Dubrovnik. 

Christmas Day on the coast will bright and sunny but cooler with highs of between 7-9°C. 

In Zagreb, and for much of continental Croatia, it will also be dry with periods of sunshine and highs of between 3- 5°C. 

Zagreb Christmas forecast (DHMZ)

In Split, on Christmas Day the forecast is for sunny skies with a high of 8°C. 

In Šibenik, it will be clear and sunny with a high of 7°C. 

Split Christmas forecast (DHMZ)

In Rijeka on the northern coast, a high of 7°C will be reached.

Further down the coast in Dubrovnik temperatures will climb to 8°C on Christmas Day.

Dubrovnik Christmas forecast (DHMZ)

The last time there was a white Christmas in Croatia was in 2007 when 12 cm of snow fell.

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