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Weather records broken across Croatia on Saturday

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3 February 2019 – A slowly moving front brought heavy thunderstorms across southern Istria and Kvarner bay, as well as record temperatures to parts of Croatia on Saturday.

Spring-like temperatures arrived early in Croatia on Saturday and will hang around for part of Sunday as well.

In the Croatian towns of Daruvar and Sisak, temperatures reached a high of 19 °C on Saturday afternoon, whilst in Maksimir in the capital Zagreb, it reached 17.1 °C. At Zagreb’s weather station Grič it measured 16.6 °C, making it one of the warmest starts to February in history for most of the country. 

Yesterday’s temperature in Zagreb was the warmest ever recorded on the 2nd of February since measurements began in 1881, HRT reported. 

According to the State Met Office, much of the country can expect above average temperatures also on Sunday with rain in parts. Afternoon highs in coastal areas is expected to be between 10 do 15 °C, whilst it will be a few degrees cooler inland. 

The slowly moving front however brought extreme rain on Saturday to Istria and Kvarner bay with 61 mm of rain falling in Cape Kamenjak. Medulin recorded 55 mm, whilst Pula saw 47 mm of rain on Saturday. 

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