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Weather events

Estonian weather events in 2016 (normal for period 1961-1990)

Period Region Strong anomalies Observed values and their effects
Winter – December (2015), January, February, 2016 Estonia unusally warm the three-month mean temperature
−1,2 ºC (normal −4,7 ºC)
Winter – December (2015), January, February, 2016 Estonia high precipitation total the three-month precipitation total 180 mm (normal 117 mm) – the 4th place since 1961
Spring – March, April, May, 2016 Estonia very warm  the three-month mean temperature
6,2 ºC (normal 3,7 ºC) – the 6th place since 1961
Summer – June, July, August, 2016 Estonia warmer than normal the mean temperature of the three months 16,5 ºC (normal 15,4 °C)
Summer – June, July, August, 2016 Estonia very high precipitation total the three-month precipitation total 317 mm (157% of normal) – the 2nd place since 1961
Autumn – September, October, November, 2016 Estonia low precipitation total 137 mm (68% of normal) – the 6th place since 1961
February Estonia unusally warm 0,7 °C (anomaly 6,4 °C) – the 4th place since 1961
February Estonia high precipitation total 69 mm (247% of normal)
February Pärnu high precipitation total 103 mm (335% of normal); wettest February in Pärnu since 1878
February, 18 Estonia freezing rain many road accidents
March Estonia warmer than normal the monthly mean temperature 0,3 ºC (normal −2,1 ºC)
March Estonia low precipitation total 20 mm (66% of normal)
April Estonia unusally warm the monthly mean temperature 5,3 ºC (normal 3,4 ºC)
April Estonia high precipitation total 46 mm (138% of normal)
May Estonia relatively high numbers of sunshine hours 375 hours (141% of normal) taking the 2nd place since 1961
May Estonia unusally warm the monthly mean temperature was
13,1 ºC (normal 9,8 ºC) – the 2nd place since 1961
May Estonia low precipitation total 16 mm (41% of normal) – the 3rd-4th place since 1961
May Võru low precipitation total 3 mm (6% of normal) the driest May since 1912
May Tartu-Tõravere low precipitation total 2 mm (4% of normal) the 1st-2nd place since 1961
June Estonia high precipitation total 107 mm (210% of normal) the 3rd place since 1961
June Tartu-Tõravere high precipitation total 206 mm (333% of normal) – the wettest since 1866, heavy rain caused floods in some places
June, 6 Jogeva County extraordinalrily late snowfall (basically sleet and snow pellets) -
June, 21 Tartu-Tõravere heavy rainfall 51 mm in two hours (82% of the monthly normal)
June, 2 Viljandi County a strong dust devil a child was picked up by dust devil and lifted up about 1 meter, nobody was seriously injured
July Estonia warmer than normal 17,8 ºC (normal 16,4 ºC)
July Estonia high precipitation total 79 mm (108% of normal), heavy rain caused floods in some cities
July, 3 South-Estonia severe thunderstorm significant damages in the forests
July, 15 Vändra parish (south-western part of the country) weak tornado -
August Estonia precipitation total higher than normal 131 mm (167% of normal)
August Pakri low precipitation total 49 mm (71% of normal)
August Narva high precipitation total 202 mm (235% of normal)
September Estonia low precipitation total 28 mm (38% of normal)the 2nd-4th place since 1961
September Estonia warmer than normal 13,2 ºC (normal 11,1 ºC)
October Estonia cooler than normal 5,1 ºC (normal 6,5 ºC)
October Estonia low precipitation total 39 mm (59% of normal)
November Estonia cooler than normal 0,1 ºC (normal 1,4 ºC)
November, first decade Estonia particularly low decade’s mean temaperature −2,7 ºC (anomaly −5,9 ºC), the coldest since 1961
December Estonia unusally warm +0,8 ºC (normal −2,8 ºC)
December, third decade Estonia unusally warm 3,0 ºC (anomaly 6,6 ºC)
December Estonia low precipitation total 28 mm (54% of normal)
December, 31 Estonia extraordinarily warm day maximum temperatures reached
5,0…7,0 °C – the warmest last day of the year in many stations since 1919
The year 2016 Estonia high annual mean temperature the annual mean tempearture was 6,8 ºC (normal 5,2 ºC)
Estonia precipitation total higher than normal 691 mm (110% of normal)