Updated: 1/4/2019 3:43:42 AM
Stormy gusts of bura (NE wind). Maximum gust speed 65-90 km/h STAY ALERT for debris carried by strong winds. Debris and tree branches carried by the wind may cause localized interruptions in outdoor activities. Be prepared for gale and strong gale wind speeds combined with locally high waves that are imminent or occurring. Operating a vessel in these conditions requires experience and properly equipped vessels. It is highly recommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe harbor prior to onset of potentially dangerous wind and wave conditions. Many ferries will not operate so follow traffic information if travelling.
Published Thursday, January 3, 2019
Strong down slope Bura (Bora) winds are expected to develop along the eastern coast of the Adriatic sea, particularly in Kvarner region.
The storm bust closed sea lines across the Adriatic coast, and road traffic was cut off.
The bora began to develop early Wednesday, in the afternoon after the moderate tramontana passed through the northern Adriatic. Bura has reached a strong intensity this evening and will continue until Thursday afternoon. In the southern part of Kvarner and the northern part of Dalmatia, wind speeds of 150 km/h are expected.
Because of stormy winds for all traffic is closed: Zagreb-Split highway, state roads DC50 and DC27 through Gracac, Obrovac and Karin, DC54 Maslenica-Zaton and Pag bridge, the Croatian Auto Club (HAK) reported on Thursday morning. Adriatic Highway, between Karlobag and St. Mary Magdalene is open only for passenger cars.
Strong wind occasionally slows down traffic on the A6 Rijeka-Zagreb motorway, but the highway is open to all vehicle groups.
Storm force Bura Facts
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Orange