In Croatia, the heavy rains caused a lot of problems. People woke up in the middle of the night.
They spent a stormy night in the Croatian capital. A severe storm woke up many residents of Zagreb a little after 2 a.m., problems also arose in other major Croatian cities.
The loud thunder caused a flurry of reactions on social media. In the middle of the night, posts appeared on the X and Facebook networks that pointed out “the apocalypse” and marveled at such a strong storm at this time of year.
“The time is 2:00. I woke up to a terrible thunder and at first I thought it was an earthquake,” wrote one of the Facebook users from Zagreb.
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (ESMC) also thought of the earthquake. “59 seconds ago, maybe an earthquake in Croatia? Did you feel it?” they wrote on the X network, adding that they have not yet confirmed the movement of the earth’s layers.
There wasn’t really an earthquake, but dark clouds moved over the Zagreb area, bringing plenty of rain. Later, a strong shipment of precipitation was also received in Kvarner and in central Dalmatia.
The Loznati meteorological station on Cres recorded 73 millimeters of rain per square meter during the night, while between 40 and 60 millimeters fell on Krk.
50 millimeters in one hour
Zadar collected it particularly badly. The center of northern Dalmatia received 50 millimeters of rain per square meter in just one hour, which resulted in flooded streets, business and residential buildings.
In just two hours, more than 1,200 lightning strikes, accompanied by loud thunder, were recorded in Zadar.
Dark clouds also threatened Šibenik and Split, where, however, the consequences were not as severe as in the more northerly Zadar.