Weather in December in Estonia

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in December in Estonia. Is this month a good time to go to Estonia? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Estonia in December?

The weather in Estonia in December is generally poor. It is a winter month.

During December in Estonia the average maximum daytime temperatures are very low and range from -2°C (29°F) in Narva to 2°C (35°F) in Kuressaare. Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to -3°C (27°F) in Kuressaare and -7°C (20°F) in Narva. It is a very cold month in some areas, so be prepared and make sure to dress up warm.

Precipitation in December ranges from moderate in Tartu with an average of 40mm (1.6inch) snow/rainfall to moderate in Pjaernu with 70mm (2.8inch). It is also generally a dark month with an average of 21 hours of sunshine in Tallinn during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Estonia.

Where to go in Estonia in December

Find the average weather conditions in December for the most popular destinations in Estonia on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Estonia

What is the weather like in December for the 5 most popular destinations in Estonia?

Average weather in Tallinn

In December Tallinn generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 1°C (34°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -3°C (27°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Tallinn
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
4°C / 40°F 
-0°C / 32°F 
30 hours 
68mm / 2.7inch 
17 days 
poor 
1°C / 34°F 
-3°C / 27°F 
21 hours 
58mm / 2.3inch 
17 days 
poor 
January   >> January
>>  
-1°C / 30°F 
-6°C / 22°F 
28 hours 
51mm / 2inch 
17 days 
poor 
Climate in Tallinn

Average weather in Pärnu

In December Pärnu generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 1°C (34°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -3°C (27°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Pärnu
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
5°C / 40°F 
0°C / 32°F 
38 hours 
74mm / 2.9inch 
13 days 
poor 
1°C / 34°F 
-3°C / 27°F 
25 hours 
70mm / 2.8inch 
14 days 
poor 
January   >> January
>>  
-1°C / 30°F 
-6°C / 22°F 
39 hours 
62mm / 2.4inch 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Pärnu

Average weather in Kuressaare

In December Kuressaare generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 2°C (35°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -3°C (27°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Kuressaare
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
5°C / 41°F 
1°C / 33°F 
27 hours 
73mm / 2.9inch 
14 days 
poor 
2°C / 35°F 
-3°C / 27°F 
21 hours 
58mm / 2.3inch 
14 days 
poor 
January   >> January
>>  
0°C / 32°F 
-5°C / 24°F 
42 hours 
45mm / 1.8inch 
10 days 
poor 
Climate in Kuressaare

Average weather in Tartu

In December Tartu generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -1°C (30°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -6°C (22°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Tartu
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
3°C / 37°F 
-2°C / 29°F 
31 hours 
48mm / 1.9inch 
poor 
-1°C / 30°F 
-6°C / 22°F 
24 hours 
40mm / 1.6inch 
poor 
January   >> January
>>  
-2°C / 28°F 
-7°C / 19°F 
36 hours 
49mm / 1.9inch 
poor 
Climate in Tartu

Average weather in Haapsalu

In December Haapsalu generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 1°C (34°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -3°C (27°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Haapsalu
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
5°C / 40°F 
0°C / 32°F 
38 hours 
74mm / 2.9inch 
13 days 
poor 
1°C / 34°F 
-3°C / 27°F 
25 hours 
70mm / 2.8inch 
14 days 
poor 
January   >> January
>>  
-1°C / 30°F 
-6°C / 22°F 
39 hours 
62mm / 2.4inch 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Haapsalu

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Estonia.

Is December the best time to go to Estonia?

In our opinion December is not the best time to visit Estonia with commonly poor weather in Tallinn.

On average the best time to visit Estonia is in July and August with generally perfect weather in Tallinn. The worst months are January, February, March, April, October, November and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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