It looks like snow in the middle of the summer along the coast of the adriatic in Croatia.
But it is hail! Tons of hail that transformed the streets near Plomin, Istria into giant ice field.
Yesterday, a beach turned white after a freak hailstorm in Italy. Today the anomalous weather has crossed the Adriatic Sea over to Istria, Croatia.
Can you imagine that? At the end of July and after daily temperatures reaching 35 °C or more, it’s more than baffling to see people waiting on the roadside because of… TONS OF ICE ON THE ROAD.
A little before 2:00pm, the temperature dropped to 10 °C in just a few minutes.
Just after, a powerful hailstorm started to cover the streets with 10s of centimeters of hail.
Drivers would get out of their cars to avoid to drive on ice with summer tires. Others had to pull out the wheels of their cars with shovels to be able to move again.
All this happened on the road between Plomin and Labin in Istria, Croatia… And keep in mind that a few kilometers away, in Pula, the temperature was reaching 27°C.
A few hours later, the sun is back, the ice is melting, and people can start enjoying the beaches… But damage in the affected area is huge.
Such large hailstorms along the coast of Croatia are anomalous. Most of them occur in the continental part of the country, especially in Zagorje and Međimurje.