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Weather events

 

Estonian weather events in 2019 (normal for period 1981-2010)

Period Region Strong anomalies Observed values and their effects
Winter – December(2018), January, February, 2019 Estonia warmer than normal the three-month mean temperature –1,7 ºC (normal –3,3 ºC)
Winter – December(2018), January, February, 2019 Estonia precipitation total lower than normal 129 mm (normal 138 mm)
Spring – March, April, May, 2019 Estonia warmer than normal the three-month mean temperature 6,1 ºC (normal 4,6 ºC) the 8th warmest spring since 1961
Spring – March, April, May, 2019 Estonia precipitation total exactly as normal 110 mm (normal 110 mm)
Spring – March, April, May, 2019 Estonia high values of sunshine duration 707 hours (normal 597 hours) the 8th place sunniest since 1961
Summer – June, July, August, 2019 Estonia warmer than normal the three-month mean temperature 16,8 °C (anomaly +0,8 °C)
Summer – June, July, August, 2019 Estonia precipitation total lower than normal 171 mm (77% of normal) the 18th place from the drier years since 1961
Summer – June, July, August, 2019 Estonia high values of sunshine duration 882 hours (normal 790 hours) the 10th place sunniest since 1961
Autumn – September, October, November, 2019 Estonia warmer than normal the three-month mean temperature 7,7 ºC (normal 6,5 ºC) the10th-12th warmest autumn since 1961
Autumn – September, October, November, 2019 Estonia precipitation total higher than normal 241 mm (normal 201 mm) the 12th place from wettest years since 1961
Autumn – September, October, November, 2019 Estonia low values of sunshine duration 263 hours (normal 267 hours)
January Estonia slightly cooler than normal the monthly mean temperature −4,1 °C (anomaly −0,6 °C)
January Estonia precipitation total higher than normal 54 mm (108% of normal)
February Estonia warmer than normal the monthly mean temperature +0,2 °C (anomaly +4,7 °C) the 7th place since 1961
February Estonia precipitation total higher than normal 37 mm (107% of normal)
February Pärnu very warm the monthly mean temperature 0,0 °C (anomaly +4,5 °C) the 7th-8th place since 1842
February, second decade Estonia very warm +1,1 °C (anomaly +5,5 °C) the 1st place since 1961
February, second decade Tartu very warm +1,0 °C (anomaly +6,2 °C) the 3rd place since 1866
February, second decade Vilsandi very warm +2,2 °C (anomaly +4,0 °C) the 4th-5th place since 1866
February, second decade Tallinn very warm +1,2 °C (anomaly +5,4 °C) the 2nd-3rd place since 1883
March Estonia warmer than normal the monthly mean temperature +1,1 °C (anomaly +2,2 °C)
March Estonia precipitation total higher than normal 57 mm (153% of normal) the 4th-5th place since 1961
March Vilsandi precipitation total higher than normal 77 mm (228% of the month’s normal)  the 1st place since 1899
April Estonia warmer than normal the monthly mean temperature 6,8 °C (anomaly +2,2 °C) the 2nd-3rd place since 1961
April Estonia very low precipitation total 4 mm (14% of normal)
April Estonia high values of sunshine duration 307 hours (159 % of normal) the 1st place since 1961
May 2nd-4th Estonia unexpected snowfall it was snowing in some places during these three days in May, which is unusual at this time
May Estonia warmer than normal 10,6 °C (anomaly +0,2°C)
May Estonia precipitation total higher than normal 49 mm (117% of normal)
May Estonia lower values of sunshine duration (slightly less than normal) 266 hours (96% of normal)
June Estonia June was warmer than July (it is unusal case in Estonia) the monthly mean temperature 17,5 °C (anomaly +3,1 °C), since 1961 June has been warmer than July only in seven years
June, first decade Estonia heat wave the maximum air temperature rose in many places to 30 °C and above
June Estonia precipitation total lower than normal 53 mm (77% of normal)
June Ruhnu Island variable in precipitation – high precipitation total 134 mm in Ruhnu (226% of normal), there has not been such wet June (in Ruhnu station) since 1906
June Ristna Island variable in precipitation – low precipitation total Ristna 18 mm (39% of normal)
June, 13 Estonia heavy tunderstorm, heavy rain and strong winds heavy rain caused floods in many places
July Estonia cooler than normal  the monthly mean temperature 16,4 °C (anomaly –1,0 °C)
July Estonia precipitation total lower than normal 68 mm (95% of normal)
July, 16 Tallinn heavy rain floods in Tallinn
July, 22 Kuressaare heavy rain floods in Kuressaare
July Estonia sunshine duration hours close to normal 285 hours (99% of normal)
August Estonia slightly warmer than normal the monthly mean temperature 16,6 °C (anomaly +0,2 °C)
August, third decade Estonia very warm 17,6 °C (anomaly +1,5 °C) the 4th place since 1961
August, 8 Tallinn heavy rain floods in Tallinn
August, 7 Kuressaare heavy rain floods in Kuressaare
August, 12 Võru heavy rain floods in Võru
September Estonia slightly warmer than normal the monthly mean temperature 12,3 °C (anomaly +0,8 °C).
September, third decade Estonia cooler than normal and earliest snowfall in Estonia it was snowing in some places, this is the earliest snowfall in Estonia
September Estonia precipitation total higher than normal 83 mm (130% of normal)
September Ruhnu Island variable in precipitation – low precipitation total 39 mm (66% of normal)
September Ristna Island variable in precipitation – high precipitation total 161 mm (260% of normal), for Ristna station the wettest September since 1922
October Estonia warmer than normal the monthly mean temperature 7,5 °C (anomaly +0,8 °C).
October Estonia precipitation total higher than normal 105 mm (142% of normal) the 8th place among wettest years since 1961
October, 27 Estonia strong storm damage to the forests, parks and houses, the trees broke down due to heavy storm, which caused power and communication outages – major blackouts lasted many days
October, 27 Võru the strongest storm in the last 50 years for Võru station, south-eastern Estonia suffered more from the storm the strongest wind gusts in Võru (10 min maximum) 26,1 m/s, one person killed by a falling tree
November Estonia warmer than normal the monthly mean temperature 3,4 °C (anomaly +2,0 °C)
November, second decade Estonia very warm the monthly mean temperature 5,9 °C (anomaly +4,6 °C) the 1st place since 1961
November, second decade Vilsandi very warm 6,9 °C (anomaly +3,1 °C) the 8th-11th place since 1866
November, second decade Tõravere very warm 6,0 °C (anomaly +5,7 °C) the 1st place since 1866
November, second decade Sõrve very warm 7,5 °C (anomaly +3,5 °C) the 2nd-3rd place since 1901
November, second decade Tallinn very warm 5,4 °C (anomaly +4,2 °C) the 2nd place since 1883
November Estonia precipitation total higher than normal 53 mm (84% of normal)
December Estonia warmer than normal the monthly mean temperature +2,6 ºC (anomaly +4,6 ºC) the 3rd place since 1961
December Estonia very warm warm December was exceptional for all stations – all had the monthly mean temperature anomaly +3,0 °C or more
December Estonia precipitation total slightly higher than normal 58 mm (109% of normal)
The year 2019 Estonia warmer than normal the annual mean temperature 7,6 ºC (normal 6,0 ºC) the 1st-2nd place since 1961 (only in 2015, the annual mean also 7,6 ºC)
Estonia precipitation total very close to normal the annual precipitation amount 671 mm (normal 672 mm) the 22th place since 1961
Estonia high values of sunshine duration the mean annual sunshine duration 1972 hours (normal 1766 hours) the 9th place since 1961