You know what Forrest Gump said about life? The same goes for Estonian weather – you never know what you are going to get. Summer can mean 2 months of sunshine and temperatures above +25 degreed Celsius or it can be a season with plenty of rain and occasional weeks of sunshine with temperatures +20-26. The amount of snow in winter is again a matter of constant change and causes plenty of discussion each year.

Generally, the Estonian climate is temperate and mild, characterised by warm summers and fairly severe winters. The weather is often breezy and humid due to the proximity of the Baltic Sea. Seasons in Estonia vary widely. Average temperatures range from 20.9° C in summer, with July usually being the hottest month, to -8° C in winter, although occasionally the temperature may rise to 30° C and above in summer or fall below -23° C in winter. The longest day of the year is June 21, with 19 hours of full daylight.

For more information on Estonian nature see Estonica.

For current weather conditions and forecasts, see

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