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Air temperature anomalies for Croatia in January 2017

The average monthly air temperature for January 2017 at all the stations considered was below the multi-annual average (1961 1990) as indicated by the negative sign of air temperature anomalies. Corresponding air temperature anomalies were within the range from -4.3C to -2.1C. The lowest values of minimum daily air temperature on record were registered (see Tables 1 and 2) at some meteorological stations (Komiža, Makarska, Split Airport and Dubrovnik Airport) in the first decade of January 2017.

Table 1. Comparison of minimum daily air temperature on 7th January 2017 with available data series (1981 - 2016) for meteorological stations Komiža, Makarska and Split Airport.

Comparison of minimum daily air temperature on 7th Jan 2017 with corresponding absolute minimum
Stations Komiža Makarska Split Airport
Minimum daily air temperature (C) on 7th Jan 2017 -4.5 -5.5 -8.2
Absolute minimum (C) -3.3
25/1/2000
-4.0
27/ and 28/1/1981
-6.1
13/1/1985

Table 2. Comparison of minimum daily air temperature on 8th January 2017 with available data series (1981 - 2016) for the meteorological station Dubrovnik Airport.

Comparison of minimum daily air temperature on 7th Jan 2017 with corresponding absolute minimum
Station Dubrovnik Airport
Minimum daily air temperature (C) on 8th Jan 2017 -7.4
Absolute minimum (C) -5.7
12/1/1985

According to percentile ranks and classification ratings, thermal conditions in Croatia for January 2017 have been described by the following categories: very cold (Eastern Croatia, Northern, Middle and part of the Southern Adriatic), extremely cold (the island of Hvar) and cold (the remaining part of Croatia).


Precipitation amounts for Croatia in January 2017

An analysis of precipitation amounts for January 2017 given in 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 January 2017 were within the range from 34% to 147% of the previously mentioned average for this month.

According to percentile ranks and classification ratings, precipitation amounts for January 2017 dominantly fall into the normal category, whilst an area in the Northern Adriatic falls into the dry category and a part of the Southern Adriatic falls into the wet category.

Number of days with snow cover ≥ 1 cm in January 2017 was within the range from 1 to 31 days, whilst the maximum snow depth recorded at the main meteorological station Zavižan (Northern Velebit) was 74 cm.

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