“Rainy weather did not spoil the atmosphere of the 14th traditional New Year’s jump into the sea in Portoroz, organized each year by the Slovene Sports Association. Hundreds of people decided to transition into the new year this way.

Participants this year await the rainy weather and 12 degree Celsius (53.6 Fahrenheit) sea waters, but that does not stop people, said a representative of the organizers, Nino Cokan. ‘They are all smiling, in good will, and this is the essence – to start the new year with positive energy and say that we can jump into the cold sea. If we do this on new years day, then we have everything else a lot easier.'” (translated from Sio1)