Air temperature anomalies for Croatia in 2017.
The average annual air temperature in Croatia in 2017 was above the multi-annual average (1961 - 1990). Average annual air temperature anomalies were within the range from 0.6°C to 2.1°C.
According to percentile ranks and classification ratings, thermal conditions in Croatia in 2017 dominantly fall into the extremely warm category, while the wider area of the town of Daruvar as well as parts of the Middle and Southern Adriatic fall into the very warm category.
Precipitation amounts for Croatia in 2017.
An analysis of annual precipitation amounts in 2017 expressed as percentages (%) of the 1961 - 1990 average indicates that precipitation amounts in Croatia at most meteorological stations encompassed by the analysis were above the average, with the exception of Varaždin, where the precipitation amount was on par with the average. A comparison with the multi-annual average reveals that the precipitation amounts in 2017 were within the range of 66%-130% of the above average.
The wider area of the town of Split falls into the extremely dry category, and a part of the Southern Adriatic falls into the very dry category. The wider areas of the towns of Bjelovar and Knin fall into the dry category. A part of the Northern Adriatic falls into the very wet category, while the wider area of the town of Zadar, Zavižan, parts of the Istria and Kvarner regions, as well as the wider area of the town of Slavonski Brod, fall into the wet category. The rest of Croatia is in the normal category.
The average annual air temperature for the Zagreb-Grič Observatory
A comparison of the average annual air temperature for the main meteorological station Zagreb-Grič in the period 1862-2017 indicates that the year 2017 is the third warmest year on record (the average annual air temperature for Zagreb-Grič for the year 2017 is 13.6°C, on par with 2007), as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1. Nineteen warmest years on record (1862-2017) for Zagreb-Grič.
The positive average annual air temperature trend of 1.06°C/100 yrs is apparent, as shown in Figure 2. The above indicates that the air temperature trend in Croatia is in accordance with the global warming trend, with certain inter-annual fluctuations.
Figure 2. Average annual air temperature for the main meteorological station Zagreb-Grič in the period 1862-2017.