Wind and Sea

Croatian Adriatic coast is especially targeted by strong and often stormy winds during the cold time of the year. Particularly striking is bora (northeast wind), which often blows with gale force and hurricane gusts. Strongest official gust of bora (anemometer of Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia) was recorded on the Maslenica bridge and it amounted to 248 km/h (154 mph) and the strongest unofficial one was recorded near Zadar, 304 km/h (189 mph). The second most prominent wind is jugo (southeast wind), which often reaches storm speeds, and sometimes hurricane gusts. Jugo blows along the coast and has a long trail of blowing and therefore creates big waves, and Dubrovnik is among the most open cities to waves created by jugo on the Adriatic. The biggest waves recorded during jugo were 10.8 meters, and during bora 7.2 meters high (open sea).

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