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Weather events

Estonian weather events in 2014 (normal for period 1961-1990)

Period Region Strong anomalies Observed values and their effects
January Estonia colder than normal monthly mean temperature −6,3 ºC (anomaly −0,8 ºC )
February Estonia warmer than normal monthly mean temperature −0,2 ºC (anomaly +5,5 ºC)
March Estonia warmer than normal monthly mean temperature 2,1 ºC (anomaly 4,2 ºC)
April Estonia relatively high numbers of sunshine hours the values of sunshine duration were 182-212% of normal during the third part of April
May, 18-26 Estonia  heat wave warmest day was May 19, daily maximum temperature reached in most places up to
30 ºC and according to location in many places even couple degrees higher than
30 ºC
May, 19 Kunda very warm new temperature record for May 33,1 ºC
June Estonia colder than normal monthly mean temperature 13,3 ºC (anomaly −1,3 ºC )
June, 12 Pakri heavy rainfall 56,7 mm in 24 hours (135% of monthly normal in 24 hours)
June, 17 Estonia Snow cover and snowfall in June is extraordinary for Estonia setting a record of the latest snowfall in Estonia
July Estonia warmer than normal monthly mean temperature 19,6 ºC (anomaly 3,2 ºC)
July, 6 Viljandi heavy rainfall 24,5 mm in 36 minutes
July Estonia relatively high numbers of sunshine hours 357 hours (132% of normal) – taking the 5th place since the year 1961
July, 28 Järvamaa county (situated in central part of the country) severe thunderstorms many fires
August Pärnu high precipitation totals a new monthly record − 208 mm (87 mm of precipitation fell in two days)
August, 12 Pärnu heavy rainfall 43,0 mm in 24 hours
August, 16 Pärnu heavy rainfall 43,8 mm in 24 hours
August, 3-7 Estonia heat wave daily maximum temperature reached in most places up to 30 ºC and according to location in many places even couple degrees higher than 30 ºC
August, 4 Lääne-Nigula (is situated in the western part of the country) very warm maximum temperature reached  33,5 ºC
August, 29 Äksi (near Tartu city) the Enhanced Fujita scale EF1 tornado the damages is not known; an EF0 tornado will probably damage trees but not substantial structures
Autumn – september, october, november 2014 Estonia low precipitation totals the three-month mean sum for the country 96 mm; taking the first place since 1961 (47% of normal precipitation).
September Estonia relatively high numbers of sunshine hours the mean monthly sunshine 210 hours, taking the 2nd place since 1961
September Estonia low precipitation totals the monthly mean precipitation was 31 mm, taking the 4th place since 1961
November Estonia unusually warm the monthly mean temperature 2,4 ºC (anomaly 1,0 ºC)
December Estonia warmer than normal monthly mean temperature −0,1ºC (anomaly +2,7ºC)
December, 13 western part of Estonia strong storm wind gusts reached 38,6 m/s
The year 2014 Estonia high annual mean temperature the annual mean temperature was 7,1 ºC (normal for the reference period is 5,2 ºC) taking the 4th place among warmer years since 1961