Temperature in Slovenia increases faster than global average. Increase in the annual average temperature is most evident in last three decades. Trends in annual precipitation are not as obvious as temperature trends, changes between years and regions are significant. Warming of atmosphere will continue according to the climate change projections. Annual precipitation will not change significantly while changes in seasonal precipitation will be noticeable. We shall be worried especially about summer conditions, because less precipitation and higher temperature might result in more frequent droughts.
Indicator shows changes of average annual air temperatures and average annual precipitation in selected areas across Slovenia in the period of 1961-2015.
Image PS4-1: Annual average temperature, Slovenia, 1961-2015
Source: Meteorological Office, Slovenian Environment Agency, 2016
Image PS4-2: Linear trend of annual air temperatures (in °C/decade), Slovenia, 1961-2011
Source: Main characteristics of the air temperature trend,period 1961-2011, Ljubljana, September 2013,Slovenian Environment Agency
Image PS4-3: Annual precipitation (in mm),Slovenia, 1961-2015
Source: Archive of meteorological data, Slovenian Environment Agency, 2016
Image PS4-4: 10-years average global temperature
Source: World Meteorological Organization, The global climate 2001-2010, Decade of Climate Extremes, 2013
Image PS4-5: Anomaly of global annual temperature relative to 1961-1990
Source: WMO:2015 is hottest year on record, 2016
Image PS4-6: Projected change in annual, summer and winter precipitation
Source: EEA,Projected changes in annual, summer and winter temperature, 2016
Image PS4-7: Projected change in annual and summer precipitation
Source: EEA, Pojected change in annual and summer precipitation, 2016