Average Weather in Haapsalu Estonia
In Haapsalu, the summers are comfortable and partly cloudy and the winters are long, freezing, dry, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 21°F to 71°F and is rarely below 3°F or above 80°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Haapsalu for warm-weather activities is from late June to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 3.1 months, from June 2 to September 5, with an average daily high temperature above 63°F. The hottest day of the year is July 25, with an average high of 71°F and low of 55°F.
The cold season lasts for 3.9 months, from November 24 to March 20, with an average daily high temperature below 39°F. The coldest day of the year is February 10, with an average low of 21°F and high of 31°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
Average Hourly Temperature
Haines, Alaska, United States (4,197 miles away); Terrace, Canada (4,451 miles); and Shelburne, Canada (3,675 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Haapsalu (view comparison).
In Haapsalu, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Haapsalu begins around April 22 and lasts for 5.6 months, ending around October 9. On July 17, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 59% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 41% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 9 and lasts for 6.4 months, ending around April 22. On January 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 72% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 28% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Haapsalu varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.3 months, from June 14 to January 24, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 32% on November 9.
The drier season lasts 4.7 months, from January 24 to June 14. The smallest chance of a wet day is 18% on May 7.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 29% on October 23.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Haapsalu experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Haapsalu. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 14, with an average total accumulation of 2.0 inches.
The least rain falls around February 24, with an average total accumulation of 0.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Haapsalu experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from October 29 to April 6, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around December 26, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.7 months, from April 6 to October 29. The least snow falls around July 20, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
The length of the day in Haapsalu varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 22, with 6 hours, 11 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 18 hours, 29 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:12 AM on June 19, and the latest sunrise is 5 hours, 7 minutes later at 9:19 AM on December 27. The earliest sunset is at 3:28 PM on December 16, and the latest sunset is 7 hours, 14 minutes later at 10:42 PM on June 23.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Haapsalu during 2018, starting in the spring on March 25, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 28.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
The perceived humidity level in Haapsalu, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 2% of 2% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
The average hourly wind speed in Haapsalu experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from September 21 to March 16, with average wind speeds of more than 13.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is December 31, with an average hourly wind speed of 15.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.1 months, from March 16 to September 21. The calmest day of the year is July 20, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Haapsalu varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the south for 2.5 months, from January 24 to April 10 and for 2.4 months, from October 6 to December 18, with a peak percentage of 37% on November 25. The wind is most often from the west for 5.9 months, from April 10 to October 6 and for 1.2 months, from December 18 to January 24, with a peak percentage of 39% on June 23.
Haapsalu is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.6 months, from June 30 to September 17, with an average temperature above 58°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 5, with an average temperature of 64°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.3 months, from December 18 to April 29, with an average temperature below 39°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 2, with an average temperature of 33°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Haapsalu throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Haapsalu for general outdoor tourist activities is from late June to mid August, with a peak score in the third week of July.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Haapsalu for hot-weather activities is from mid July to early August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
The growing season in Haapsalu typically lasts for 5.1 months (157 days), from around May 6 to around October 10, rarely starting before April 17 or after May 25, and rarely ending before September 17 or after November 4.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Haapsalu should appear around May 18, only rarely appearing before May 8 or after June 1.
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from May 5 to August 10, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 20, with an average of 6.5 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from October 16 to February 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 21, with an average of 0.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Haapsalu are 58.943 deg latitude, 23.541 deg longitude, and 20 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Haapsalu is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 79 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 20 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (118 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (322 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Haapsalu is covered by trees (34%), water (33%), and artificial surfaces (22%), within 10 miles by trees (38%) and water (33%), and within 50 miles by water (49%) and trees (31%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Haapsalu, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There is only a single weather station, Tallinn Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Haapsalu.
At a distance of 90 kilometers from Haapsalu, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Haapsalu according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
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