September 27, 2022

A rare sight on Wednesday morning, 11th of January, in Dubrovnik the most southern Croatian city on the coast awoke under a white blanket as snow fell overnight. Temperatures dropped to -5 Celsius and snow that was forecast, fell over night. The last snow in Dubrovnik was recorded 8 years ago.

It was a special day for everyone living in Dubrovnik and for a few days the locals became tourists in their own town. Pictures of snowy white Dubrovnik overwhelmed social networks. Red rooftops, asphalt paved roads and the iconic Stradun in the Old City of Dubrovnik were under a blanket of snow. The local police department broadcasted a warning to all citizens not to leave their home without winter equipment and drivers to use snow chains till instructed otherwise.

Low temperatures persisted through a two day period with daily average below 0 Celsius. The last time it snowed was in 2009 while the lowest recorded temperature occurred in the winter of 1968 with temperature of -6.6 Celsius.