It has been one of the wettest and coldest months on record in Croatia, but it looks like after the unsettled weather of May is behind us the whole region could be in for a summer to remember. AccuWeather, the much respected well-known American meteorological service, has released the weather forecast for this summer in Europe. And according to forecasts we are in for a baking hot summer.
A summer filled with extremely high temperatures and very little rainfall will see most of Europe, especially southern Europe, gripped in a summer heat wave.
The raging temperatures are predicted to start at the beginning of June, meaning that most of Croatia will go from long sleeves and umbrellas to flip-flops and shorts almost overnight. Weather forecasters predict that this summer will be much warmer than last year and that temperatures in Croatia could well hit 40 degrees.
In addition to the soaring temperatures during the day, the big problem this summer will also be the very hot tropical nights. Because of the very damp winter and spring the vegetation will be more lush than in previous years, writes AccuWeather, meaning the risk of forest fires will increase. As far as the Balkan Peninsula is concerned, American meteorologists predict that we will also be hit by several storms during the summer.