Air temperature anomalies for Croatia in May 2019
Negative values of air temperature anomalies for May 2019 show that the average monthly air temperature was below the multi-annual average (1981 - 2010) at the all analyzed stations. Corresponding air temperature anomalies were within the range from -3.4 °C to -2.0 °C.
Absolute maximum air temperatures for May 2019 were below the multi-annual average (1981 - 2010) and corresponding temperature anomalies were within the range from -4,7 °C (Pazin) to -1,8 °C (Zagreb-Grič). A comparison with the avaiable data series of analized stations reveals that in May 2019 there were no maximum air temperatures which exceeded absolute maximum on record (Table 1)
According to percentile ranks and classification ratings, thermal conditions in Croatia for May 2019 dominantly fall under the very cold category (almost entire Croatia) with the exception of the wider areas of the towns of Daruvar and Knin and part of the Southern Adriatic which fall under the extremely cold category.
Precipitation amounts for Croatia in May 2019
An analysis of the precipitation amounts for May 2019 expressed as percentages (%) of 1981 - 2010 average, reveals that these precipitation amounts were above the average at the all analyzed stations. A comparison with the multi-annual average reveals that corresponding precipitation amounts for May 2019 were within the range of 153 % - 366 % of the mentioned average for this month.
Table 2 shows the number of days with daily precipitation amount R ≥ 0.1 mm (rainy days) for May 2019 and comparison with avaiable data series. Number of days with R ≥ 0.1 mm in May 2019 was higher than multi-annual average at the all analyzed station. In Dubrovnik the number of rainy days in May 2019 exceeded the maximum number of rainy days in available data series of station Dubrovnik while for Zagreb-Maksimir and Parg was on par with maximum number of rainy days according to available data series of mentioned stations.
Table 3 shows main meteorological stations with highest precipitation amount on record for May. All meteorological stations are not included in this comparison what means that there are some climatological stations with highest precipitation amounts on record but not shown in Table 3 (for example, Poreč).
According to percentile ranks and classification ratings, the precipitation amounts for May 2019 have been described by the following categories: wet (wider areas of Senj, Zagreb, Knin and Šibenik), extremely wet (part of the Northern, Middle and Southern Adriatic, wider areas of the towns of Karlovac, Ogulin and Daruvar as well as part of Northern and Central Croatia) and very wet (the rest of Croatia).