Air temperature anomalies for Croatia in May 2018
Positive air temperature anomalies for May 2018 show that the average monthly air temperature was above the multi-annual average (1961 – 1990) at all analyzed stations. Corresponding air temperature anomalies were within the range from 1.9 °C to 4.2 °C.
Absolute maximum air temperature anomalies for May 2018 were above the corresponding average (1961 – 1990) and were within the range from 0.5°C to 4.7°C. A comparison with the avaiable data series of analized stations reveals that in May 2018 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 2018 dominantly fall under the extremely warm category with Zavižan and wider areas of the towns of Gospić, Knin and Daruvar fall under the very warm category.
Precipitation amounts for Croatia in May 2018
An analysis of the precipitation amounts for May 2018 expressed as percentages (%) of 1961 – 1990 average, reveals that these precipitation amounts were on roughly equal number of analyzed stations below or above the average. A comparison with the multi-annual average reveals that corresponding precipitation amounts for May 2018 were within the range of 42%- 244% of the mentioned average for this month. Main meteorological station Knin has the monthly precipitation amount for May 2018 (218.0 mm) which exceeded the monthly precipitaion amount on record for the mentioned station (194.0 mm, May 1978).
According to percentile ranks and classification ratings, the precipitation amounts for May 2018 have been described by the following categories: dry (wider areas of the towns of Bjelovar, Osijek and Ogulin), wet (part of the Northern and Middle Adriatic as well as the wider areas of the towns of Sisak and Slavonski Brod), very wet (part of the Northern and Middle Adriatic), extremely wet (wider area of the town of Knin) and normal (the rest of Croatia).