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Past winter in Estonia was colder, with less snowfall than long-term average

The winter of 2023/2024 in Estonia was colder than normal, but with less sunshine and precipitation, the Estonian Environment Agency said on Wednesday.

In most parts of the country, winter started between Nov. 14 and 25. In southwestern Estonia and on the islands, it started between Dec. 22 and Jan. 3. Climatic winter begins with a persistent snow cover, accompanied by an increase in subzero days.

While, judging by the long-term average, February is usually the coldest winter month in Estonia, January turned out to be colder this year with an average air temperature of minus 6.3 degrees Celsius, compared with the long-term average of minus 3.1 degrees.

The lowest air temperature recorded in Estonia this winter was minus 28.3 degrees, registered in the central town of Jogeva on Jan. 7. The highest temperature, 7.6 degrees Celsius, was registered on the western small island of Vilsandi and in Valga on the Estonian-Latvian border respectively on Dec. 19 and  Feb. 25.

Source: BNS

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