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Air temperature anomalies for Croatia in March 2017
At the all stations considered the average monthly air temperature for March 2017 was above the multiannual average (1961 – 1990). Corresponding air tempearture anomalies were within the range from 2.0°C to 4.8°C. The main meteorological station Dubrovnik has the highest value of average monthly air temperture on record for March 2017 (Table 1). For stations Zagreb-Grič, Split-Marjan and Rijeka according to the standard operational practice is done an evaluation of extremeness of average daily air temperatures. In table 2 and 3 are shown extremely warm days in March 2017 for Rijeka and Split-Marjan. For station Zagreb-Grič there are no extremely warm days in March 2017.

Table 1. Comparison of average monthly air temperature with available data series (1961 – 2016) for meteorological station Dubrovnik.

Average monthly air temperature (°C), Dubrovnik
Average monthly air temperature (°C),
March 2017
14.1
Available data series (1961 – 2016) 14.0/March 2001

Table 2. Extremely warm days in March 2017 for meteorological station Rijeka.

Extremely warm days, Rijeka, March 2017
29 March 30 March
Average daily air temperature (°C) 18.1 18.9
Available data series (1948 – 2016) 15.6/1981 16.0/1981

Table 3. Extremely warm days in March 2017 for meteorological station Split-Marjan.

Extremely warm days, Split-Marjan, March 2017
30 March
Average daily air temperature (°C) 20.4
Available data series (1948 – 2016) 17.6/1981

According to percentile ranks and classification ratings, thermal conditions in Croatia for March 2017 dominantly fall into the very warm category, while the part of Eastern Croatia fall into the warm category.


Precipitation amounts for Croatia in March 2017

An analysis of the precipitation amounts for March 2017 expressed as percentages (%) of 1961 – 1990 average, shows that these precipitation amounts were mainly below the average. A comparison with the multi-annual average reveals that corresponding precipitation amounts for March 2017 were within the range from 29% to 152% of the mentioned average for this month.

According to percentile ranks and classification ratings, the precipitation amounts for March 2017 have been described by the following categories: extremely dry (the wider area of the city of Zagreb), very dry (part of Northern and Northwestern Croatia), dry (part of Central Croatia and part of the Northern and Southern Adriatic), wet (the wider area of the city of Osijek) and normal (the rest of Croatia).

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