Air temperature anomalies for Croatia in March 2018
At the most of analized stations the average monthly air temperature for March 2018 was below the multiannual average (1961 - 1990) while at station Mali Lošinj the average monthly air temeprature was on par with the average. Corresponding air tempearture anomalies were within the range from -1.7 °C to 0.5 °C.
Absolute minimum air temperature in March 2018 were below the corresponding average (1961 - 1990) with the exception of station Pazin. The corresponding anomalies were within the range from -14.4 °C (Varaždin) to 2.2 °C (Pazin). A comparison with the available data series of analyzed stations reveals that in March 2018 there were two stations (Daruvar and Slavonski Brod) with minimum air temperature below the absolute minimum on record (Table 1).
According to percentile ranks and classification ratings, thermal conditions in Croatia for March 2018 dominantly fall under the normal category while the wider area of the town of Daruvar falls into the cold category.
Precipitation amounts for Croatia in March 2018
An analysis of the precipitation amounts in March 2018 expressed as percentages (%) of the 1961 - 1990 average shows that these precipitation amounts were above the average with the exception of station Karlovac. A comparison with the multi-annual average reveals that corresponding precipitation amounts for March 2018 were within a 86 % - 238 % range of the above average for this month.
According to percentile ranks and classification ratings, the precipitation amounts in March 2018 have been described by the following categories: extremely wet (the wider areas of the towns of Bjelovar and Gospić), very wet (the wider areas of the towns of Dubrovnik and Knin, part of the Northern and Middle Adriatic, the wider areas of the towns of Varaždin and Sisak as well as the part of Eastern Croatia), wet (part of the Northern, Middle and Southern Adriatic and their hinterland, the wider area of the city of Zagreb and part of Eastern Croatia), and normal (the rest of Croatia).
The number of days with snow depth ≥ 1 cm in March 2018 was within the range from 1 (Knin and Senj) to 31 days (Zavižan). The maximum value of snow depth in March 2018 was 258 cm recorded at the main meteorological station Zavižan.