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Travel in Dalmatia – Bura of March

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Bura is the wind very closely connected with Dalmatia. Although it is common from Trieste to Montenegro, everyone connects it primarily with Dalmatia. It is a northern wind of, sometimes, gusts reaching over 200 Km/h. That is the time to stay inside!
The strongest gusts are in Trieste region although it is commonly perceived that the strongest bura blows under Velebit mountain or under Biokovo. In many cases, the road traffic is stopped due to strong gusts and ships stay in harbors.

Biograd harbor - fishermen waiting for bura to end...
Biograd harbor - fishermen waiting for bura to end...

Bura clears the air and brings scents of the hillside to the coast. It also brings sea dust and salt to the islands sometimes covering everything in salt. Bura is often accompanied by the clear skies since it clears the clouds away and usually brings nice and sunny weather.

Primorje - remains of Roman harbor
Primorje - remains of Roman harbor
Small waves and strong gusts are the signs of bura. And it is cold and refreshing.
Small waves and strong gusts are the "signs" of bura. And it is cold and refreshing.

It is said that there are either 7 weak buras in March or 3 strong ones. This is the second strong of 2009.
It is just lovely to look at the olive trees with their silver leaves shining while the wind goes through the branches.

Olive grove
Olive grove
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