Air temperature anomalies for Croatia in August 2018
An analysis of monthly mean air temperature reveals that August 2018 was warmer than multi-annual average (1961 â€“ 1990) at the all analized stations. Corresponding air temperature anomalies were within a 2.0 °C - 4.4 °C range.
Absolute maximum air temperature in August 2018 was above the corresponding average (1961 â€“ 1990) with the exception of Osijek and Slavonski Brod where it was on par with the mentioned average. Corresponding anomalies were within a 0.0 °C - 3.5 °C range. The comparison with the available data series of analized stations (Table 1) reveals that in August 2018 there were no maximum air temperature which exceeded the absolute maximum on record.
According to percentile ranks and classification ratings, thermal conditions in Croatia in August 2018 dominantly fall into the extremely warm category while the wider areas of the towns of Daruvar and Knin, ZaviĹľan and part of the Southern Adriatic fall into the very warm category.
Precipitation amounts for Croatia in August 2018
An analysis of the precipitation amounts for August 2018 expressed as percentages (%) of 1961 â€“ 1990 average, shows that precipitation amounts were mainly below the average with the exception of PoreÄŤ where it was on par with the average. A comparison with the multi-annual average reveals that corresponding precipitation amounts for August 2018 were within the range of 3 % -137 % of the mentioned average for this month.
According to percentile ranks and classification ratings, the precipitation amounts for August 2018 have been described by the following categories: very dry (the wider area of the town of Hvar), dry (the wider area of the town of Slavonski Brod, part of Central Croatia and part of the Middle and Southern Adriatic) and normal (the rest of Croatia).