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The Weather and Climate in Estonia

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Tourists planning to visit Estonia are encouraged to go in May through September because the daytime temperature is mild. Estonia’s proximity to water is one factor for its temperate climate. Cold evenings are experienced in January and February and even if it’s the summer season, people are still seen wearing warm clothes during this period.

Climate conditions in Estonia include maritime, wet, winter, moderate, and cool summers. Its capital, Talinn, also has moderate temperature level and its geographic location (Talinn is on the Baltic Sea) is the main factor for its breezes and humidity. Estonia is in northern latitude and this means the country experiences the longest summer daylight hours which stretches up to 19 hours.

The dark winters are also common wherein the daylight only lasts for about six hours. The term dark winter doesn’t mean constant snow because snowfalls are few. In December to March, a layer of a snow is a common sight. Interestingly, summer in Estonia also means rain showers. Folks and tourists alike are reminded to bring their umbrella and light raincoat during this time.

The annual precipitation in Estonia is about 24 to 28 inches or 600 to 700 mm. Such climate condition means a favorable climate for agricultural activities.

Overall, Estonia has a temperate climate condition. Major cities of the country are provided with up-to-date day-to-day weather reports to give its people a clear idea of the weather forecasts. Weather stations are erected to present people with climate news which are available online and in various forms of media like newspapers and TV reports.

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