The weather in Pärnu can change very rapidly, but we usually have higher temperatures than the rest of Estonia. This explains why Pärnu is Estonia’s summer capital. When the weather is good, the streets of Pärnu fills with thousands of visitors who travel here because of our nice beaches and our versatile cultural programs.
June, July and August comprise the summer season for us and the height of summer is definitely July. During that time the weather in Pärnu is fairly warm with temperatures between 15–20 °C, even 22–27 °C during hotter summers. We have also experienced higher temperatures, for example, during the summer of 2018 the temperature exceeded 30 °C on more than 10 separate days.
Fall officials runs from the second half of September until the winter solstice (December 21st or 22nd), although the season effectively ends in November. During this time, Pärnu gets windier, but you can still enjoy beautiful sunsets on the beach when the weather is relatively calm. Temperatures range between 1 °C to 11 °C. In addition, fall is the perfect time to soak in calm streets and colorful nature. Even though September, October and November comprise the fall, the first snowfall can already be expected in October.
While even about 10 years ago the winters were overwhelmingly frosty and cold, the past couple of years have been quite mild. Generally, the temperatures stay between 5 °C to -15 °C, but you should still pack warm clothes since the temperatures can drop below -15 °C. Snow can be expected in Pärnu, and the rest of Estonia, from December to March.
Spring starts in the second half of March, when birds start to migrate north, animals wake from hibernation and the first flowers begin to bloom. It is the perfect time to visit Pärnu, unless you’re planning to go swimming, since the weather gets warmer and days get longer. Temperatures stay between -1 °C to 11 °C.