After Saturday, which saw the highest record daily temperatures in Rab and Zadar, Sunday saw record breaking temperatures in Dubrovnik.
It has certainly been a long, hot and very dry summer this year in the wider Dubrovnik region, and on Sunday came the peak as temperatures reached 38.6 °C. This represents the hottest day on record in Dubrovnik. 38.6 °C is the absolute highest air temperature measured in Dubrovnik at the station of the Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service since 1961, when daily official measurements began according to the standards of the World Meteorological Organization.
The previous record was 38.4 °C in 2012, which rather oddly was also measured on August 7.