Air temperature anomalies for Croatia in 2012.
The average annual air temperature in Croatia for 2012 was above the multi-annual average (1961-1990). Average annual air temperature anomalies were within the range from 1.1°C to 2.2°C.
According to percentile classification, thermal conditions in Croatia for 2012 have been described by dominant category extremely warm except an area in western part of Slavonia which belongs to the category very warm.
Precipitation amounts for Croatia in 2012.
An analysis of annual precipitation amounts for 2012 given in percentages (%) of the multi-annual average (1961-1990), reveals that these precipitation amounts were mainly below the mentioned average. The annual precipitation amount is equal to the corresponding average at some meteorological stations located in continental part of Croatia as well as in northern Adriatic. On the other hand, there are some areas situated in northern, middle and southern Adriatic where the mentioned average was exceeded. Within the category very dry there are some areas of western Slavonia, western Croatia as well as an area in hinterland of middle Adriatic. Some areas of northwestern and eastern Croatia as well as some areas of northern and middle Adriatic with its hinterland belong to the category dry. The remaining part of Croatia is within the category normal.
The average annual air temperature for the Zagreb-Grič Observatory
In addition to the cited, a comparison of the average annual air temperature for the Zagreb-Grič Observatory during the period 1862-2012 indicates that 2012 is the second warmest year since the beginning of observations, i.e. since 1862 until nowadays (for the Zagreb-Grič Observatory the average annual air temperature for 2012 is 13.7°C). Above cited indicates the fact that the air temperature trend in Croatia is in accordance with the global warming trend with a certain inter-annual fluctuations.
Average annual air temperature for the Zagreb-Grič Observatory during the period 1862-2012.