Air temperature anomalies for Croatia in 2019
The average annual air temperature in Croatia in 2019 was above the multi-annual average (1981 - 2010). Average annual air temperature anomalies were within the range from 0.7 °C (Komiža) to 1.9 °C (Gospić and Zagreb-Grič).
According to percentile ranks and classification ratings, thermal conditions in Croatia in 2019 have been described by following categories: extremely warm (wider area of the town of Osijek, part of Central Croatia as well as part of the Northern, Middle and Southern Adriatic) and very warm (the rest of Croatia).
Precipitation amounts for Croatia in 2019
An analysis of annual precipitation amounts in 2019 expressed as percentages (%) of the 1981 - 2010 average indicates that precipitation amounts in Croatia at the all analyzed stations were above the average.
A comparison with the multi-annual average reveals that the precipitation amounts in 2019 were within the range of 103 % - 143 % of the above mentioned average. The wider area of the town of Pazin fall into the extremely wet category while the wider area of the town of VaraĹľdin and part of the Northern and Middle Adriatic fall into the very wet category. Eastern Croatia, part of Central Croatia as well as the Southern Adriatic and part of the Northern Adriatic are in the normal category. The rest of Croatia is in the wet category.
The average annual air temperature for the Zagreb-Grič Observatory
A comparison of the average annual air temperature for the main meteorological station Zagreb-Grič in the period 1862 - 2019 indicates that the year 2019 is the warmest year on record (the average annual air temperature for Zagreb-Grič for the year 2019 is 14.2 °C).
The positive average annual air temperature trend of 1.1 °C/100 yrs is apparent, as shown in Figure 3. The above indicates that the air temperature trend in Croatia is in accordance with the global warming trend, with certain inter-annual fluctuations.
Figure 3. Average annual air temperature for the main meteorological station Zagreb-Grič in the period 1862 - 2019