Air temperature anomalies for Croatia in December 2014
The average monthly air temperature in Croatia for December 2014 was above the multi-annual average (1961-1990). Corresponding air temperature anomalies were within the range from 0.3°C to 3.4°C.
According to percentile ranks and classification ratings, thermal conditions in Croatia for December 2014 have been described by following categories: normal (Zavižan), warm (part of Eastern Croatia as well as part of the Northern, Middle and Southern Adriatic) and very warm (the remaining part of Croatia).
Precipitation amounts for Croatia in December 2014
An analysis of the precipitation amounts for December 2014 expressed as percentages (%) of 1961-1990 average, shows that these precipitation amounts in Croatia were mainly above the mentioned average. A comparison with the multi-annual average reveals that corresponding precipitation amounts for December 2014 were within the range from 65% to 291% of the mentioned average for this month. The maximum daily precipitation amount for December 2014 at main meteorological station Hvar was recorded on 3 December 2014 (142.3 mm). At the same time, this value is the daily precipitation record for Hvar because it exceeds the maximum daily precipitation amount according to available data series (1858-2013) for mentioned station (119.5 mm, 8 December 1894).
According to percentile ranks and classification ratings, the precipitation amounts for December 2014 have been described by following categories: wet (an area in Central Croatia as well as part of the Northern, Middle and Southern Adriatic), very wet (an area in the Middle Adriatic), extremely wet (an area in the Southern Adriatic) and normal (the remaining part of Croatia).
In December 2014 at all studied stations from continental part of Croatia as well as at some stations located in the Northern Adriatic the days with snow depth ≥ 1 cm were recorded. The number of days with snow depth ≥ 1 cm was within the range from 1 (Senj) to 16 (Zavižan). The maximum snow depth was 35 cm recorded at main meteorological station Parg.