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Friday, October 21st 2016 : first snow in Estonia !

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Par Vincent Geslin dans le groupe MundiVox 24/03/2017

The first snow day in Estonia was at the end of October.  All the Erasmus students, especially those who came from hot countries were very happy. We met for a big snowball fight, a funny time! At this time I did not realize that it was just the beginning of a long period of cold…

Here is a little presentation of the climate in Estonia, good to know before considering settling there:

The climate in Estonia can be described as typical European continental. January is the coldest month with usually around -5°C but in some cases winter months can be quite colder with temperatures far below zero, about -20°C. Another important aspect is that Tallinn is a port city. Therefore, the wind is often very strong, thereby increasing the feeling of cold. In summer daytime temperatures reach 20-25°C and sometimes quite higher, 30°C or more.

Generally, the weather is best May-September, when days are warm and the nights are cool. Autumn and Winter are usually a little chilly and wet, sometimes snowy and often foggy.   

On those tables we have an overview of the Estonia’s climate. As you can see, the rainfalls are the strongest in summertime (from June to august).

  Weather in Estonia.png   

 

December could also be a great month to visit Tallinn. Indeed, the atmosphere in Tallinn during Christmas is very friendly. The Tallinn Christmas market is one of the most famous in Europe and many tourists enjoy tasting a glass of hot win with dried fruits.

 

 Christmas market in December -Estonia.png

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