Key message
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Trends in annual precipitation are not as obvious as temperature trends, changes between years and regions are significant. According to the climate change projections, annual precipitation will slightly increase while changes in seasonal precipitation will be noticeable. We shall be worried about summer conditions, because less precipitation and higher temperature might result in higher frequency of droughts. In winter, more precipitation may lead to an increase in flooding events.


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Figure PP09-1: Annual precipitation (in mm) in Slovenia in the period 1961-2018
Sources:

Source: ARSO Meteorological Data Archive, Office of Meteorology, Slovenian Environment Agency, 2019

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Kredarica[mm] Rateče[mm] Murska Sobota[mm] Novo mesto[mm] Ljubljana[mm]
1961 1983.50 1477.60 785.80 971.60 1371.50
1962 1796.30 1705.80 931.10 1201.50 1605.50
1963 2416 1804.80 831.70 1146.10 1430.60
1964 1738.10 1498.60 866.30 1319.40 1438
1965 2469.10 2289.90 1063.70 1341.40 1839.40
1966 1938.80 1711.10 969.80 1117.10 1300
1967 1835.50 1513.90 729.80 1019.40 1118.60
1968 2004.60 1657.30 612.40 881.50 1332.90
1969 1880.10 1806.70 786.90 1164.60 1444.70
1970 1701.70 1682.40 760.90 1159.70 1395.10
1971 1238.70 1272.70 563.20 854.60 1107.10
1972 1701.60 1691.70 1033.10 1389.70 1606.90
1973 2081.20 1607.40 808.90 837.20 1270.20
1974 1750.30 1358.70 911.80 1250 1412
1975 1999.40 1617.30 804.90 1025.30 1435.10
1976 1703.10 1480.10 750.90 1038.40 1424.60
1977 1699.90 1494.60 718.20 1108.50 1265.40
1978 2095.80 1735.90 676.10 947.70 1469.10
1979 2213.50 1892.30 912.40 1249.90 1474.70
1980 2099.10 1637.60 862 1247.30 1535
1981 1588.30 1312.10 767.50 1199.10 1402.30
1982 2324.60 1532.10 864.20 1181 1418.40
1983 1641.70 1199.90 634.30 944.10 1149.20
1984 2455.60 1496.50 740.60 1295.80 1423.70
1985 1874.10 1493.50 873.50 1257.20 1610.60
1986 2079.20 1191.80 787.60 1213 1265
1987 2799.40 1654.50 981.60 1232 1527.80
1988 2255.90 1191.20 721.90 1114.70 1178.30
1989 1899.90 1318.90 775.70 1228.50 1211.10
1990 2545.30 1552.70 900.40 1191.70 1331.30
1991 2148.20 1440.50 803.60 1140.20 1181.90
1992 2066.40 1482.80 688.90 1263.60 1432.50
1993 1801.50 1446 677.40 1188.10 1176.50
1994 1769.40 1326.60 989.20 1211.10 1406.70
1995 1679.70 1128.60 924 1405 1422.80
1996 1951.40 1596.60 1025.70 1245.10 1446.40
1997 1800.30 1195.40 691.70 990.70 1229.90
1998 2156.90 1400.70 839.10 1041 1359.20
1999 2376.10 1578.90 772.40 1299.40 1500.70
2000 2572.70 1891.10 650.60 826.70 1363.10
2001 2229.60 1439.50 643 1053.40 1327.70
2002 2093.10 1457.90 754.10 1379.20 1287.80
2003 1623.20 1652.50 514.70 886.40 1091
2004 2240.80 1637.50 803.60 1196.50 1696.10
2005 1751.80 1239.20 868.80 1381.60 1403.30
2006 1887 1175.40 852 1084.10 1140.80
2007 1761 1311 817 1114 1196
2008 2180 1911 708 1135 1490
2009 2259 1782 989 1066 1406
2010 2343 1703 876 1278 1798
2011 1497 1293 693 834 998
2012 2204 1700 782 1147 1340
2013 2176 1598 912 1259 1531
2014 2449 2084 1093 1482 1841
2015 1755 1233 690 1084 1106
2016 2295 1666 787 1146 1322
2017 2230 1936 892 1071 1531
2018 1740 1471 787 1106 1377
Figure PP09-2: Timeline of change in annual precipitation in Slovenia over the 21st century
Figure PP09-3: Projected change in annual, winter and summer precipitation in Slovenia the associated reliability of change
Figure PP09-4: Projected change in annual and summer precipitation in Europe, in period 2071-2100 (in %)
Note:

Projected changes in annual (left) and summer (right) precipitation (%) in the period 2071-2100 compared to the baseline period 1971-2000 for the forcing scenario RCP 8.5. Model simulations are based on the multi-model ensemble average of RCM simulations from the EURO-CORDEX initiative.


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