Gale force winds and torrential rain are currently hammering the Dubrovnik region with winds of up to 130 KPH reported in the city. Hundreds of cruise ship passengers were left stranded in front of the Old City as coaches were caught in the massive traffic jams. Winds blew over trees, flipped a lorry's trailer on the Dubrovnik Bridge and brought branches crashing down.
Police were called to control the major junctions of the city but to little or no effect as the traffic jams built up. There were reports of drivers needing upwards of an hour to travel a mile as Dubrovnik's traffic infrastructure shut down.
The forecast for tonight is for more storms and Cavtat is under a heavy shower and lightning storm at the moment.