Air temperature anomalies for Croatia in 2015.
The average annual air temperature in Croatia for 2015 was above the multi-annual average (1961-1990). Average annual air temperature anomalies were within the range from 1.0 °C to 2.2 °C.
According to percentile ranks and classification ratings, thermal conditions in Croatia for the year 2015 have been described by dominant category extremely warm while the wider area of Daruvar falls under the category very warm.
Precipitation amounts for Croatia in 2015.
An analysis of the annual precipitation amounts for the year 2015 expressed as percentages (%) of 1961-1990 average, shows that these precipitation amounts in Croatia at the greater number of considered stations were below the mentioned average. A comparison with the multi-annual average reveals that corresponding precipitation amounts for the year 2015 where within the range from 63% to 125% of the mentioned average for this year.
Within the category wet there is the part of the Middle and Southern Adriatic as well as the wider area of Karlovac and Sisak while some areas in the Northern Adriatic fall under the category dry and extremely 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 1862-2015 indicates that the year 2015 is on par with the year 2012 as the second warmest year on record (for the Zagreb-Grič Observatory the average annual air temperature for the year 2015 is 13.7°C). The obvious positive trend of average annual air temperature (1.02°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 the Zagreb-Grič Observatory during the period 1862-2015.