The weather in Estonia is far more moderate than others at this latitude, and the country has a Baltic climate. The seasons in Estonia are distinct and are nearly equal in length, making for warm summers and chilly winters.
Spring is a mild and dry season lasting from April to May. May is favoured for its warm, mild and dry weather, made especially pleasant by the abundance of flora and wildlife emerging from the forests and plains.
Summer lasts from late May until mid-September and is typically around 70°F (20°C), although it may occasionally reach over 85°F (30°C). Thunderstorms are common, and many evenings end with rain.
Autumn’s wet and windy days are in full force by October and, apart from being the wettest month, November also ushers in the winter snowfall. Temperatures remain under 50°F (10°C) and drop below 32°F (0°C) by November.
Winter temperatures may occasionally plummet to 0°F (-18°C) or lower, but generally sit around 32°F (0°C) with frequent snow. This is a popular month for snow sports and activities.
►See Moving to Estonia for an overview of the country
What do expats say about the climate in Estonia?
"Negatives about the country? Maybe the weather… it’s really cold during the winter! But summer is approaching and I can’t wait for it!" Learn more about living in Estonia in our interview with Romanian expat Alina.
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