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Virtsu
Port of Virtsu
Virtsu
Virtsu
Coordinates: 58°34′12″N 23°31′26″E / 58.57000°N 23.52389°E / 58.57000; 23.52389Coordinates: 58°34′12″N 23°31′26″E / 58.57000°N 23.52389°E / 58.57000; 23.52389
CountryEstonia
CountyPärnu County
ParishLääneranna Parish
Population
 • Total539
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)

Virtsu is a small borough (alevik) in Lääneranna Parish, Pärnu County, Estonia. It lies on the western coast of continental Estonia, and is a location of the main port for traffic to and from Saaremaa, the largest island of Estonia. The Virtsu ferry goes to Kuivastu, which is located on the island of Muhu, which is in turn connected to Saaremaa by the largest causeway in Estonia, the Väinatamm.

As of the 2011 Census, the settlement's population was 539.[1]

Puhtu peninsula, a former island, belong to Virtsu.

Climate

Climate data for Virtsu (normals 1991–2020, extremes 1903–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 9.0
(48.2)
9.5
(49.1)
17.1
(62.8)
22.0
(71.6)
30.7
(87.3)
32.8
(91.0)
32.5
(90.5)
33.0
(91.4)
27.8
(82.0)
20.6
(69.1)
13.0
(55.4)
11.4
(52.5)
33.0
(91.4)
Average high °C (°F) −0.1
(31.8)
−0.7
(30.7)
2.5
(36.5)
8.6
(47.5)
14.9
(58.8)
18.9
(66.0)
22.0
(71.6)
21.3
(70.3)
16.4
(61.5)
10.2
(50.4)
5.1
(41.2)
2.0
(35.6)
10.1
(50.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.3
(27.9)
−3.3
(26.1)
−0.7
(30.7)
4.6
(40.3)
10.7
(51.3)
15.1
(59.2)
18.2
(64.8)
17.5
(63.5)
13.1
(55.6)
7.6
(45.7)
3.2
(37.8)
0.1
(32.2)
7.0
(44.6)
Average low °C (°F) −4.7
(23.5)
−5.9
(21.4)
−3.6
(25.5)
1.5
(34.7)
6.9
(44.4)
11.5
(52.7)
14.7
(58.5)
14.0
(57.2)
10.0
(50.0)
5.1
(41.2)
1.2
(34.2)
−2
(28)
4.1
(39.4)
Record low °C (°F) −33.7
(−28.7)
−29.8
(−21.6)
−26.7
(−16.1)
−15.8
(3.6)
−3.8
(25.2)
1.1
(34.0)
5.9
(42.6)
4.0
(39.2)
−2.9
(26.8)
−8
(18)
−16.6
(2.1)
−33.6
(−28.5)
−33.7
(−28.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 52
(2.0)
42
(1.7)
36
(1.4)
32
(1.3)
32
(1.3)
55
(2.2)
58
(2.3)
75
(3.0)
57
(2.2)
70
(2.8)
63
(2.5)
54
(2.1)
624
(24.6)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 11 8 8 8 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 13 114
Average relative humidity (%) 89 88 84 78 74 77 78 79 82 85 88 89 83
Source: Estonian Weather Service (precipitation days 1971–2000)[2][3][4][5][6]

Gallery

  • Port of Virtsu
    Port of Virtsu
  • Wind farm in Virtsu
    Wind farm in Virtsu
  • Gate to Virtsu manor park
    Gate to Virtsu manor park
  • Old machinery
    Old machinery
  • Ice in Puhtu
    Ice in Puhtu

References

  1. ^ a b "Population by place of residence (settlement), sex and age". Statistics Estonia. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Climate normals-Temperature". Estonian Weather Service. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Climate normals-Precipitation". Estonian Weather Service. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Climate normals-Humidity". Estonian Weather Service. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Rekordid" (in Estonian). Estonian Weather Service. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Kliimanormid-Sademed, õhuniiskus" (in Estonian). Estonian Weather Service. Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
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