Gale force winds are currently ripping through Dubrovnik causing massive traffic jams, uprooting trees and even flipping over vehicles. A strong southerly wind has been blowing since this morning but at around 2.00pm it picked up speed and brought torrential rain and storms in its path.
Traffic in the city came to a virtual standstill and it was taking drivers up to 1 hour just to pass the city, a drive that would normally take a few minutes. The Dubrovnik Bridge was the scene of a road traffic accident as the winds tumbled over a lorry’s trailer. Winds on the bridge have been measured at 125 KPH. More rain and storms are predicted for tonight.