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Favorite thing: The changeable Bora can often be felt all over Dalmatia and the rest of the Adriatic east coast. It blows in gusts. The Bora is most common during the winter. It blows hardest, as the meteorologist Wrangel first explained in 1876, when a polar high-pressure area sits over the snow-covered mountains of the interior plateau behind the Dinaric coastal mountain range and a low-pressure area lies further south over the warmer Adriatic. As the air grows even colder and thus denser at night, the Bora increases. The wind takes two different traditional names depending on associated meteorological conditions: the "clear bora" (Italian: Bora chiara) is Bora in the presence of clear skies, whereas clouds gathering on the hilltops and moving towards the seaside with rain characterize the "dark bora" (Bora scura).
Fondest memory: We like bura, most of the time it's healthy when it blows and you can expect amazingly clear day. But you'll experience THE cold of bura.
Written Jan 31, 2008
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Updated Jun 10, 2005