Virtsu

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This article is about the small borough in Hanila Parish, Lääne County. For the village in Alatskivi Parish, Tartu County, see Virtsu, Tartu County.
Virtsu
Virtsu is located in Estonia
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
Country Estonia
County Lääne County
Parish Hanila Parish
Population (2011 Census[1])
 • Total 539
Time zone EET (UTC+2)

Virtsu is a small borough (alevik) in Hanila Parish, Lääne 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[edit]

Climate data for Virtsu (1981–2010)
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)
32.5
(90.5)
31.1
(88)
25.0
(77)
20.6
(69.1)
13.0
(55.4)
11.4
(52.5)
32.8
(91)
Average high °C (°F) −0.1
(31.8)
−1.1
(30)
2.0
(35.6)
8.1
(46.6)
14.5
(58.1)
18.5
(65.3)
21.4
(70.5)
20.5
(68.9)
15.6
(60.1)
10.1
(50.2)
4.6
(40.3)
1.3
(34.3)
9.7
(49.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.5
(27.5)
−3.9
(25)
−1.0
(30.2)
4.2
(39.6)
10.4
(50.7)
14.6
(58.3)
17.8
(64)
17.0
(62.6)
12.4
(54.3)
7.6
(45.7)
2.5
(36.5)
−0.9
(30.4)
6.6
(43.9)
Average low °C (°F) −4.9
(23.2)
−6.7
(19.9)
−3.9
(25)
1.0
(33.8)
6.7
(44.1)
11.2
(52.2)
14.4
(57.9)
13.7
(56.7)
9.5
(49.1)
5.2
(41.4)
0.5
(32.9)
−3.2
(26.2)
3.7
(38.7)
Record low °C (°F) −33.7
(−28.7)
−28.7
(−19.7)
−22.2
(−8)
−10.8
(12.6)
−3.3
(26.1)
1.2
(34.2)
5.9
(42.6)
6.1
(43)
−2.9
(26.8)
−8.3
(17.1)
−16.7
(1.9)
−22.3
(−8.1)
−33.7
(−28.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 52
(2.05)
36
(1.42)
36
(1.42)
31
(1.22)
30
(1.18)
52
(2.05)
66
(2.6)
74
(2.91)
64
(2.52)
73
(2.87)
67
(2.64)
51
(2.01)
628
(24.72)
Average relative humidity (%) 89 87 86 80 75 78 79 81 83 85 88 88 83
Source: Estonian Weather Service[2][3][4]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  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 28 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Climate normals-Precipitation". Estonian Weather Service. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Climate normals-Humidity". Estonian Weather Service. Retrieved 28 September 2016.