Geographical position&climate, Zagreb
Zagreb has continental climate which means cold snowy winters, and hot dry summers. The term 'dry' is used pretty loosely here as the level of humidity in the air is generally very high for continental climate. Zagreb lies on the river Sava, and is surrounded by lots of water - rivers, lakes and creeks. Forest vegetation is widespread throughout the area, the result of which is a lot of humidity.
What does it mean?
Humid air is very heavy, which is especially noticeable in the summer. At winter time the temperature can be as low as -20 C and in the summer it goes up to 40 C.
Such humid air in the winter virtually freezes, making you feel even colder than it really is. And in the summer the heaviness of the air creates an even bigger problem, especially for people with cardiovascular problems. After sunset however it usually gets a bit fresh so that's the best time to go out.
This is the picture of the squareI did in the first week of January 2003.
The town of Zagreb, under the snow, is particularly attractive, many says at that time Zagreb is a real beauty, howevr, it might be a real nightmare too. You cannot walk throughout the streets or drive your car coz the cleaning of the snow sometimes gets very slow.
Since 2005 it is the part of World ski-tour, come and enjoy in the most spectacular slalom-race that exist. Have you seen Janica in the second race, January 5th 2006, she was just incredible, lost her right ski-stick and glove right after first port and yet she did second best time in the second race.
Favorite thing: In the last few years, the summers in Zagreb have been incredibly hot! We're speaking 35 C here, and in the city, it gets really unbearable. Take a lot of water with you and a dip in Jarun if you by any means can, the water is carefully treated so it's a relatively good experience!
At Winter Zagreb is a haven,plenty of young children all about,the city is blanketed in white,and it looks fab.
Fondest memory: MORE PICTURES COMING SOON!