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Average Weather in Pärnu Estonia

In Pärnu, 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 20°F to 72°F and is rarely below 0°F or above 82°F.

The warm season lasts for 3.2 months, from May 29 to September 5, with an average daily high temperature above 64°F. The hottest day of the year is July 25, with an average high of 72°F and low of 55°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 24 to March 19, with an average daily high temperature below 38°F. The coldest day of the year is February 10, with an average low of 20°F and high of 30°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in Pärnu12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecfreezingchillycoldcoolcomfortable
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

In Pärnu, 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 Pärnu begins around April 17 and lasts for 5.7 months, ending around October 9. On July 17, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 58% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 42% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 9 and lasts for 6.3 months, ending around April 17. On January 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 74% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 26% of the time.

Cloud Cover

Cloud Cover in Pärnuclearercloudiercloudier0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJan 2174%Jan 2174%Jul 1742%Jul 1742%Apr 1758%Apr 1758%Oct 958%Oct 958%overcastmostly cloudypartly cloudymostly clearclear
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Pärnu varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.5 months, from June 9 to January 23, with a greater than 26% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 33% on October 25.

The drier season lasts 4.5 months, from January 23 to June 9. The smallest chance of a wet day is 19% on April 25.

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 31% on October 18.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Pärnuwetwetdry0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecOct 2533%Oct 2533%Apr 2519%Apr 2519%Jan 129%Jan 129%Jun 927%Jun 927%Jan 2326%Jan 2326%mixedrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

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. Pärnu experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Pärnu. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 9, with an average total accumulation of 2.2 inches.

The least rain falls around February 25, with an average total accumulation of 0.7 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

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. Pärnu experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from November 1 to April 13, 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 25, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from April 13 to November 1. The least snow falls around July 22, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in Pärnusnowsnow0.0 in0.5 in1.0 in1.5 in2.0 inJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecDec 250.4 inDec 250.4 inJul 220.0 inJul 220.0 inNov 10.1 inNov 10.1 inApr 130.1 inApr 130.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Pärnu varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 6 hours, 21 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 18 hours, 18 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 4:14 AM on June 18, and the latest sunrise is 4 hours, 57 minutes later at 9:11 AM on December 27. The earliest sunset is at 3:29 PM on December 15, and the latest sunset is 7 hours, 4 minutes later at 10:33 PM on June 23.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Pärnu during 2017, starting in the spring on March 26, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 29.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Pärnu2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJun 184:14 AMJun 184:14 AM10:33 PMJun 2310:33 PMJun 23Dec 153:29 PMDec 153:29 PM9:11 AMDec 279:11 AMDec 27Mar 26DSTMar 26DSTDSTOct 29DSTOct 29daynightnightnightnight
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The perceived humidity level in Pärnu, 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 1% of 1% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Pärnu0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecMar 20%Mar 20%Jul 253%Jul 253%humidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Pärnu experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.9 months, from September 24 to March 20, with average wind speeds of more than 6.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.6 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.1 months, from March 20 to September 24. The calmest day of the year is July 20, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Pärnuwindywindy0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mph9 mph10 mph11 mph12 mphJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJan 247.6 mphJan 247.6 mphJul 205.1 mphJul 205.1 mphSep 246.3 mphSep 246.3 mphMar 206.3 mphMar 206.3 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Pärnu varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 2.4 months, from January 25 to April 7 and for 2.5 months, from October 8 to December 23, with a peak percentage of 38% on November 25. The wind is most often from the west for 6.0 months, from April 7 to October 8 and for 1.1 months, from December 23 to January 25, with a peak percentage of 40% on June 27.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in PärnuWSWS0%20%40%60%80%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecwestsoutheastnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Pärnu 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 2.7 months, from June 27 to September 18, with an average temperature above 58°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 8, with an average temperature of 65°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.3 months, from December 16 to April 26, with an average temperature below 39°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 26, with an average temperature of 32°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

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 3.3 months, from May 3 to August 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 20, with an average of 6.3 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

The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Pärnu are 58.386 deg latitude, 24.497 deg longitude, and 20 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Pärnu is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 75 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 18 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (138 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (531 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Pärnu is covered by artificial surfaces (51%) and water (33%), within 10 miles by trees (32%) and water (27%), and within 50 miles by trees (45%) and water (27%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Pärnu, 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 are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Pärnu.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Pärnu according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Pärnu is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Pärnu and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Tallinn Airport (54%, 116 kilometers, north) and Tartu Ülenurme Airport (46%, 128 kilometers, east).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.