Dubrovnik is melting under blazing temperatures for the past month as June was one of the hottest Junes on record. Over the past week temperatures haven’t dropped below 32 degrees with the heat wave at the end of this week bringing mercury breaking highs of 38 degrees Celsius in the shade.
This weekend in Dubrovnik has also been hot and sticky with daytime temperatures around 34 degrees, whilst night-time temperatures haven’t dropped below 24 degrees.
The popular weather website Accuweather.com have released a yellow weather for Monday warning stating that “Hot day. Maximum temperature > 33 °C STAY ALERT for expected high temperatures. Health risks are possible in the vulnerable population, in particular senior citizens and small children.”
The forecast for the coming week will see more sunshine and settled weather with no signs of rain for the foreseeable future. Tuesday and Wednesday this week will be the warmest of the week with temperatures expected to reach 35 degrees. The Adriatic Sea has been slightly cooled by the strong northerly wind that started on Friday, but is still a bath like 24.5 degrees. However, with the wind dropping and the sun blazing down the sea temperatures will soon rise to 26 degrees and even warmer.
The long range weather forecast for the rest of July is for temperatures in the mid-thirties and settled and warm weather, in fact the forecast well into August shows plenty of sunshine, blue skies and roaring temperatures.
Don’t forget to drink plenty of fluids, with experts stating that between 5 and 7 litres a day is recommended. And if possible avoid the strongest sunshine from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Of course sun cream should be layered if you intend to spend more time in the sun.