Air temperature anomalies for Croatia in 2016.
The average annual air temperature in Croatia for 2016 was above the multi-annual average (1961 – 1990). Average annual air temperature anomalies were within the range from 0.8°C to 1.9°C.
According to percentile ranks and classification ratings, thermal conditions in Croatia for 2016 have been described by the dominant category extremely warm while the wider area of Knin, Daruvar and Sisak fall under the category very warm.
Precipitation amounts for Croatia in 2016.
An analysis of the annual precipitation amounts for 2016 expressed as percentages (%) of 1961 – 1990 average, shows that these precipitation amounts in Croatia at the greater number of considered stations were above the mentioned average. A comparison with the multi-annual average reveals that corresponding precipitation amounts for the year 2016 where within the range from 70% to 131% of the mentioned average for this year.
Within the category wet there is the wider area of Sisak, part of Eastern Croatia as well as the wider area of Gospić and Ogulin and part of the Northern Adriatic. The part of Istria and Kvarner Bay are within the category very wet while some areas in the Middle and Southern Adriatic fall under the category dry. The remaining part of Croatia falls under the category normal.
The average annual air temperature for the Zagreb-Grič Observatory
For Zagreb-Grič the average annual air temperature for the year 2016 is 13.1°C what ranks mentioned year as the seventh warmest year on record. The obvious positive trend of average annual air temperature (1.04°C/100 years) for Zagreb-Grič is shown in Figure 1. 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.
Figure 1. Average annual air temperature for Zagreb-Grič during the period 1862 –2016.