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Weather events

Estonian weather events in 2010

Period Region Strong anomalies Observed values and their effects
January Estonia very cold Monthly mean temperature anomaly −6…−9 ºC
January Jõgeva very cold Absolute minimum temperature −32,4 ºC (absolute minimum temperature -43,5 ºC)
February Jõhvi and Alajõe (north-eastern part of Estonia) records of snow depth 78 cm (previous record 64 cm)
February Kihnu Island high precipitation totals Monthly total 54 mm (257% of normal)
March Estonia high precipitation totals Mean of monthly total 46 mm (153% of normal)
April Estonia floods Melting snow caused local floods in many districts of Estonia
May Johvi high precipitation totals Monthly total 95 mm (238% of normal)
May Pärnu high precipitation totals Monthly total 81 mm (213% of normal)
June Võru high precipitation totals Monthly total 123 mm (192% of normal)
July Estonia very warm Monthly mean temperature 21,8 ºC (anomaly 5,4 ºC)
July 15 Estonia thunderstorms Many fires
July Tallinn high precipitation totals Monthly total 147 mm (186 % of the normal)
August Estonia high precipitation totals Mean of monthly total 124 mm (159% of normal) During the second decade in most districts of Estonia the amount of
precipitation was 200-313% of normal
August Kihnu Island heavy precipitation 81 mm during 24 hours
August Ruhnu Island heavy precipitation 97 mm during 24 hours
August 8 Estonia derecho, tornadoes Wind gusts reached 40 m/s, causing significant damages in towns, villages and forests (about 1100 ha). Electricity was disrupted in 60 thousand households and several people were injured
December 9-10 Estonia snowstorm Wind gusts until 22-25 m/s. Road and rail transport were seriously affected and many trees, roofs and power lines damaged
December 9-10 Väike-Maarja snowstorm Increase in snow depth 38 cm in 24 hours