Air temperature anomalies for Croatia in January 2019
January 2019 was warmer or colder than the average (1961 - 1990) at roughly equal number of analyzed stations with the exception of station Parg where the average monthly air temperature was on par with the mentioned average. Corresponding air temperature anomalies were within a range from -2.0 °C to 2.2 °C.
Absolute maximum air temperature in January 2019 were at roughly equal number of analyzed stations above or below the corresponding average (1961 - 1990) and anomalies were within the range from -3.4 °C to 2.9 °C. A comparison with the available data series of analyzed stations (Table 1) reveals that in January 2019 there were no maximum air temperatures exceeding the absolute maximum on record.
Absolute minimum air temperature in January 2019 was mainly above the corresponding average (1961 - 1990) and anomalies were within the range from -1.2 to 6.6 °C. A comparison with the available data series of analyzed stations reveals that in January 2019 there were no minimum air temperatures that are below the absolute minimum on record (Table 2).
According to percentile ranks and classification ratings, thermal conditions in Croatia for January 2019 have been described by the following categories: warm (part of Northern and Central Croatia and the wider area of Slavonski Brod), cold (the wider area of ZaviĹľan and part of the Middle Adriatic and its hinterland) and normal (the rest of Croatia).
Precipitation amounts for Croatia in January 2019
An analysis of the precipitation amounts in January 2019 expressed as percentages (%) of the 1961 - 1990 average shows that these precipitation amounts were mainly below the average. A comparison with the multi-annual average reveals that corresponding precipitation amounts for January 2019 were within a 33 % - 149 % range of the above average for this month.
According to percentile ranks and classification ratings, the precipitation amounts in January 2019 dominantly fall into the normal category with the exception of part of the Northern Adriatic which falls into the dry category. In the wet category there are the wider area of the towns of Knin and Split.
In January 2019 the number of days with snow depth ≥ 1 cm was within the range from 1 to 28 days. The maximum value of snow depth was observed at ZaviŽana (91 cm), followed by Gospić (48 cm), Puntijarka (35 cm), Ogulin (27 cm), etc.