Snow in Hvar after 25 years!
Our sunniest island in the Adriatic is covered in snow this year! The artic front has brought the whole country freezing temperatures and bitter cold air in the last few days, even on the coastline and islands. In previous years, the highest peaks on the island have recorded some snow, however this year we mark the first snowfall in the city of Hvar in over 25 years!
-2 and -3 degrees celsius.. but not for long.
It all started yesterday early in the afternoon when the roofs slowly became covered in a thin layer of snow. It was also interesting to see the island's vineyards and olive trees covered in snow, something that is very unusual on island Hvar. No one thought that by the end of the day they would be scraping and brushing the snow off windshields and that children would be building snowmen in their backyards. The locals were out on the streets; the children and adults too throwing snowballs and having a laugh! After all, it isn’t every day that this sunny island gets covered in snow and the island people get very creative. So what else did they do? Many went to Brusje and went sledding down the old road from Hvar to Stari Grad – the perfect place with a fantastic view and no cars guaranteed since the roads were not cleaned.
There is something very magical about these past few days, despite the low temperatures and snow. Just take a look below at our beautiful Amfora and cascading pool area covered in an elegant white blanket yesterday afternoon; not your everyday sight!
This morning there was still traces of snow in the city of Hvar, but more in Brusje and on the northern side of the island in Stari Grad where temperatures of -2 and -3 were recorded and an overall of 5 cm of snow. As the day went on, the sun crept under the edge of the clouds and the city was once again filled with sunshine. With clear skies the sun made the snow melt away, leaving behind merely traces. After all, snow can't last too long on the sunniest island in the Adriatic; the island with mild climate during winter, hot summers and overall more than 310 days of sun! :-)