Lack of snow in December a record for Croatia

Lack of snow in December a record for Croatia

If it doesn't snow in Croatia today, it will be the first time in the country's recorded history there hasn't been rain or snow in December.

Instead of being blanketed by snow like usual at the latter end of the year, Croatia has instead been basked in sunshine, Croatia Week reports.

The country had another year without a white Christmas, though there is a small amount of snow forecast for early January.

The beaches on the Dalmatian coast were unusually busy, with temperatures this month being in the high teens during the day.

The lack of snow has also meant cancelling the Croatian leg of the FIS Ski World Cup for the second time in history.

The country's capital Zagreb was due to host the Vip Snow Queen Trophy on January 5 and 6, but had to be scrapped because of a lack of significant snowfall.

The same thing happened in 2014.

The races will now take place on the same dates, but in Santa Caterina, Italy.

But Croatia isn't the only European country set to break weather records. Switzerland has also had its warmest December since its records began 150 years ago.

The temperature in the country famous for its winter tourism has ended the year 3.4degC above the long-term historical average for December.

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