Tallinn weather in January (Harjumaa, Estonia)

Planning a trip to Tallinn in January? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In January, Tallinn generally has very low temperatures and moderate snow/rainfall. January is a winter month. Daytime temperatures hover around 0°C, while nights can cool down to about -5°C. It's a notably cold month; make sure to wear layers to stay warm. It's wiser to gear up in advance than to be caught off-guard, trembling in the cold.

Tallinn in January usually receives moderate snow/rainfall, averaging around 53 mm for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 19 days of snow/rain are anticipated.

The area sees fewer sunny days, with a projection of about 28 hours of sunshine. This reduced sunlight makes it ideal for those who prefer cooler, overcast conditions over bright sunny days.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, January may not be the ideal month to visit Tallinn. July and August typically offer the best circumstances. While January, February, March, April, October, November and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Tallinn climate page with graphs.

 

Tallinn, monthly averages in January

Min TemperatureMin Temperature -5°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 0°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 64%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 53 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 19 days  
HumidityHumidity 89%  
WindspeedWindspeed 22 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 28 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Estonia in January

Find out more about the weather in Estonia in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Tallinn in January?

Wear a base layer in cold weather; this is the #1 thing you can do to increase your overall body temperature.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.

Swimming
4/10
Cycling
2/10
Walking
2/10
Camping
1/10
Outdoor sports
2/10

Interested in more climate information?

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