The gale force northerly winds in Dubrovnik that caused the Dubrovnik Bridge to close and interrupted flights from Dubrovnik Airport also caused havoc in the port of Dubrovnik. Many smaller boats were half-sunk in the heavy seas and strong gale force wind, known locally as the “bura.”
The winds, which were predicted by the meteorological centre for this weekend, bring with them colder temperatures. The Dubrovnik Bridge was closed to all traffic this morning and the first flight to Zagreb at 6.40 was also cancelled.
The northerly winds are expected to die out by the beginning of next week and by Wednesday Dubrovnik could see some scattered showers and cloud cover.