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Weather events

Estonian weather events in 2018 (normal for period 1981-2010)

Period Region Strong anomalies Observed values and their effects
Winter – December(2017), January, February, 2018 Estonia warmer than normal the three-month mean temperature –2,4 °C (normal –3,3 °C)
Winter – December(2017), January, February, 2018 Estonia precipitation total lower than normal the three-month precipitation total 133 mm (normal 138 mm)
Spring – March, April, May, 2018 Estonia warmer than normal the three-month mean temperature 5,6 °C (normal 4,6 °C) the 11th warmest spring since 1961
Spring – March, April, May, 2018 Estonia precipitation total lower than normal the three-month precipitation total 78 mm (normal 110 mm) the 5th place driest since 1961
Spring – March, April, May, 2018 Estonia high values of sunshine duration the three-month mean sunshine 774 hours (normal 597 hours) the 2nd place sunniest since 1961
Summer – June, July, August, 2018 Estonia very warm the three-month mean temperature 17,8 °C (anomaly 1,8 °C) the 4th-5th place since 1961
Summer – June, July, August, 2018 Estonia precipitation total lower than normal the three-month precipitation total 149 mm (67% of normal) the 10th place from the drier years since 1961
Summer – June, July, August, 2018 Estonia high values of sunshine duration the three-month mean sunshine 875 hours (normal 790 hours) the 10th place sunniest since
July, 12 until to August, 5 Estonia heat waves in many palces the maximum temperature 25 °C and above, the maximum temperature rose even to 30 °C and above for two to eight consecutive days
July, 26 until to August, 2 Lääne-Nigula heat wave the maximum temperature 30 °C or more consecutively eight days – it is extraordinarily long period for Estonia
Autumn – September, October, November, 2018 Estonia warmer than normal the three-month mean temperature 8,5 °C (normal 6,5 °C) the 4th warmest autumn since 1961
Autumn – September, October, November, 2018 Estonia precipitation total lower than normal the three-month precipitation total 185 mm (normal 201 mm)
Autumn – September, October, November, 2018 Estonia high values of sunshine duration the three-month mean sunshine 313 hours (normal 267 hours)
January Estonia warmer than normal the monthly mean temperature  –1,5 °C (anomaly 2,0 °C)
January Estonia precipitation total lower than normal 35 mm (70% of normal)
February Estonia cooler than normal the monthly mean temperature  –6,9 °C (anomaly  –2,4 °C)
February, third decade Estonia cooler than normal −13,2 °C (anomaly −9,1 °C) the 2nd place since 1961
February, third decade Tartu cooler than normal −15,3 °C (anomaly −10,7 °C) the 1st place since 1866
February, third decade Viljandi cooler than normal −14,9 °C (anomaly −10,4 °C) the 1st place since 1920
February, third decade Võru cooler than normal −15,9 °C (anomaly −11,7 °C) the 1st place since 1920
February, third decade Valga cooler than normal −15,6 °C (anomaly −11,3 °C) the 1st place since 1942
February, third decade Jõhvi cooler than normal −14,8 °C (anomaly −9,4 °C) the 1st place from the beginning of the station since 1959
February, third decade Väike-Maarja cooler than normal −15,0 °C (anomaly −9,4 °C) 1st place since 1963
February Estonia precipitation total lower than normal 22 mm (61% of normal)
March Estonia cooler than normal the monthly mean temperature −3,3 °C (anomaly −2,2 ºC)
March Estonia precipitation total lower than normal 19 mm (52% of normal)
April Estonia warmer than normal the monthly mean temperature 5,7 °C (anomaly 1,1 °C)
April Estonia precipitation total higher than normal 41 mm (132% of normal)
May Estonia very warm 14,4 °C  (anomaly 4,0 °C ) the 1st place since 1960
May Tallinn very warm 14,4  °C (anomaly 4,3 °C) the warmest since 1883
May Vilsandi very warm 13,3  °C (anomaly 3,9 °C) the warmest may since 1866
May Estonia very low precipitation total 17 mm (41% of normal) the 7th place since 1961
May Jõhvi very low precipitation total 7 mm (15% of normal) the 2nd place since 1926
May Tiirikoja very low precipitation total 7 mm (14% of normal) the 1st-2nd place since 1929
May Estonia high values of sunshine duration 408 hours (148% of normal) the 1st place since 1961
June Estonia warmer than normal 15,1 °C (anomaly 0,7 °C)
June Estonia precipitation total lower than normal 42 mm (61% of normal)
June, 22 Tallinn heavy rainfall floods in Tallinn
July Estonia warmer than normal 19,9 °C (anomaly 2,5 °C) the 4th-5th place since 1961
July, second decade Estonia very warm 21,4 °C (anomaly 3,7  °C)  the 2nd place since 1961
July, third decade Estonia very warm 22,9 °C (anomaly 5,3 °C) the 1st place since 1961
July Estonia very low precipitation total 25 mm (35% of normal) the 4th place since 1961
July, 14 Pärnu heavy rainfall floods in Pärnu
July, 30 Estonia thunderstorm damage to trees
August Estonia very warm 18,3 °C (anomaly 2,0 °C) the 4th place since 1961
August Vilsandi very warm 19,6 °C (anomaly 2,4 °C the 4th place since 1866
August Tallinn very warm 18,2 °C (anomaly 2,2 °C) the 5th place since 1883
August Tartu very warm 18,5 °C (anomaly 2,3 °C) the 6th place since 1866
August Kunda (north-eastern part of the country) variable in precipitation – low precipitation total 38 mm (46% of normal)
August Võru (south-eastern part of the country, distance between Kunda and Võru about 216 km) variable in precipitation – high precipitation total 128 mm in Võru (149% of normal)
August, 4 Jõgeva heavy rainfall floods in Jõgeva
August, 24 Kihnu Island thunderstorm damage to houses
September, first decade Estonia very warm 17,3 °C (anomaly 4,1 °C) the 2nd place since 1961
September, first decade Tallinn very warm 17,3 °C (anomaly 4,4 °C) the 3rd place since 1883
September, first decade Tartu very warm 17,6 °C (anomaly 4,8 °C) the 3rd place since 1866
September, second decade Estonia very warm 14,8 °C (anomaly 3,6 °C) the 2nd place since 1961
September, second decade Vilsandi very warm 16,4 °C (anomaly 3,5 °C ) the 3rd place since 1866
September Estonia very warm 14,2 °C (anomaly 2,7 °C)
September Tallinn very warm 14,0 °C (anomaly 2,7 °C) the 5th place since 1883
September Tartu very warm 14,0 °C (anomaly 3,0 °C) the 4th place since 1866
September Vilsandi very warm 15,6 °C (anomaly 2,5 °C) the 3rd place since 1866
September Estonia precipitation total higher than normal 84 mm (131% of normal)
October Estonia warmer than normal 7,8 °C (anomaly 1,1 °C).
October Estonia precipitation total higher than normal 77 mm (104% of normal).
November Estonia warmer than normal 3,5 °C (anomaly 2,1 °C)
November Estonia precipitation total lower than normal 24 mm (37% of normal) the 2nd place since 1961
November Sõrve precipitation total lower than normal 12 mm (18% of normal) the 2nd place since 1886
November Pärnu precipitation total lower than normal 18 mm (24% of normal) the 9th place since 1878
November Tartu precipitation total lower than normal 20 mm (38% of normal) the 12th place since 1866
December Estonia warmer than normal –2.4 °C (anomaly 0,6 °C)
December Estonia precipitation total lower than normal 38 mm (71% of normal)
December Estonia very low values of sunshine duration 7 hours (34% of normal) the 2nd place since 1961
December Tartu very low values of sunshine duration 2 hours (only 8% of normal) the 2nd place since 1950
The year 2018 Estonia warmer than normal 7,1 °C (normal 6,0 °C) the 5th-6th place since 1961
Estonia precipitation total higher than normal 506 mm (normal 672 mm) the 4th place since 1961
Estonia high values of sunshine duration 2070 hours (normal 1766 hours) the 3rd place since 1961