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Air temperature anomalies for Croatia in December 2018

The average monthly air temperature in Croatia in December 2018 was above the multi-annual average (1961 - 1990) with the exception of the main meteorological station Hvar where it was on par with the mentioned average. Corresponding air temperature anomalies were within the range from 0.0 °C (Hvar) to 2.2 °C (Zagreb-Grič).

Absolute minimum air temperature in December 2018 were mainly above the corresponding average (1961 - 1990) and anomalies were within the range from -0.5 °C to 7.0 °C. A comparison with the available data series of analyzed stations reveals that in December 2018 there were no minimum air temperatures that are below the absolute minimum on record (Table 1).

According to percentile ranks and classification ratings, thermal conditions in Croatia for December 2018 have been described by the following categories: warm (part of Northern, Northwestern and Central Croatia and part of the Northern Adriatic) and normal (the rest of Croatia).


Precipitation amounts for Croatia in 2018

An analysis of the precipitation amounts in December 2018 expressed as percentages (%) of the 1961 - 1990 average shows that these precipitation amounts were mainly below the average with the exception of several meteorological station (Šibenik, Hvar, Komiža and Lastovo). A comparison with the multi-annual average reveals that corresponding precipitation amounts for December 2018 were within the range of 17 % - 114 % of the average for this month.

According to percentile ranks and classification ratings, the precipitation amounts in December 2018 have been described by the following categories: very dry (the wider areas of Varaždin, Zagreb and Bjelovar), dry (part of Central Croatia and part of the Northern Adriatic) and normal (the rest of Croatia).