Air temperature anomalies for Croatia in January 2018
Absolute minimum air temperature in January 2018 was above the corresponding average (1961 – 1990) and anomalies were within a 3.2°C-11.5°C range. A comparison with the available data series of analyzed stations reveals that in January 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 January 2018 have been described by the following categories: extremely warm (Northwestern Croatia and part of Central Croatia and Lika), warm (the wider area of Zavižan) and very warm (the rest of Croatia).
Precipitation amounts for Croatia in January 2018
An analysis of the precipitation amounts in January 2018 expressed as percentages (%) of the 1961–1990 average shows that these precipitation amounts were on roughly equal number of analyzed stations above or below the average. A comparison with the multi-annual average reveals that corresponding precipitation amounts for January 2018 were within a 38%-135% range of the above average for this month.
According to percentile ranks and classification ratings, the precipitation amounts in January 2018 dominantly fall into the normal category. The wider areas of Gospić, Ogulin and Parg fall into the wet category, while the part of the Southern Adriatic falls into the dry category.
The number of days with snow depth ≥ 1 cm in January 2018 was within the range from 1 to 31 days. The maximum value of snow depth observed at station Zavižan (110 cm).