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Snow Forecast for First Day of 2016


Although it wasn’t to be a White Christmas this year in Croatia, it looks like it is set to be a White start to 2016…

The sunny, and relatively warm Christmas in Croatia is set to give way next week to temperatures in the minus, and for the first day of 2016, snow.

According to the State Met Office, Zagreb could welcome snowfall on Friday – the first day of 2016. Temperatures for New Year’s Eve in the capital are forecast to be -7°C, whilst Osijek in the east will be slightly warmer at -5°C. If you plan to visit Plitvice Lakes then you are advised to wrap up warm as temperatures are set to drop to -10°C there.

Croatia’s Adriatic coast is also expected to see in the New Year with a cold snap. It is expected to drop to 0°C in Split, whilst 1°C is forecast for Rijeka on New Year’s Eve night.

Next week's forecast - with snow expected on 1.1.2016

Next week’s forecast – with snow expected on 1.1.2016 (DHMZ screenshot)


The coldest winter on record in Croatia was in 1929, when temperatures dropped to -36°C, and Zagreb experienced 1 metre of snow fall.

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