What is a bura wind?

There has been a mighty wind battering Korucla for the last 3 days, I have been hibernating but Doka has been popping out and has taken a few photos that capture some of the wildness.

Korcula marina, 7 February 2012

The name ‘bura’ refers to a northern to north-eastern wind in the Adriatic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Italy, Greece, Slovenia, and Turkey.  A bura wind blows in gusts from the mainland, it is a common wind in the region during winter months although we sometimes expereince bura outside of the winter months.

The current wind is unusual as it has been blowing for several days without stopping and coupled with the snow that is currently on the Peljesac it is bringing an extra icy blast to the island.

Korcula 7 February 2012

Bura wind Korcula, February 2012

Thankfully the bura clears the atmosphere and the days that follow the wind are generally sunny and clear.

Our thoughts are with those further north in the region who are experiencing extremely cold weather and large dumps of snow.  We hope you are all managing to keep warm and safe.


About Seba Silver

In June 2011 my wife and I opened a small store on the beautiful Dalmatian Island of Korcula. Our store (Seba Dizajn) showcases stunning filigree jewellery, all work is made on site offering you the fascinating chance to see filigree jewellery being made. Visit us at www.sebasilver.com to see and purchase some of our filigree jewellery. The Seba family have been working, and creating beautiful pieces of filigree jewellery for over 500 years.
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7 Responses to What is a bura wind?

  1. Shona Easton says:

    Brrr, looks chilly but great photos and thanks for explaining 🙂

    • Seba Silver says:

      Hi Shona, thanks for stopping by glad you liked the photos and very brief bura story. Thankfully is a little calmer here today but more battering forecast for tomorrow and the weekend. Lucky we have a fabulous summer to look forward to 🙂

  2. Helz-Design says:

    oh dear nasty wind
    but the pix are awesome ruth
    well done doka!

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