23 February 2019 – Hurricane force bura winds tore through Dalmatia on Friday night leaving behind some havoc.
At around 4 am on Saturday morning, the strongest bura wind ever measured in Split was recorded when winds of 176 km/h were measured on Marjan hill in Split, daily Slobodna Dalmacija reported.
At the foothills of the Velebit mountain range, bura winds measuring 173 kmph swept through overnight.
The winds on the Dalmatian coast yesterday caused parts of the highway to be shut for traffic, cancelled ferry connections to the islands, uprooted trees and caused other devastation to cars and property as roofs and debris was sent flying.
The bura is a northern to north-eastern wind and is the most furious on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. The strongest bura winds ever recorded in Croatia were recorded on Maslenički most (Maslenica Bridge) on the night of 21 December 1990 when winds of 248.4 kmph howled across.