The best times to visit Tartu for ideal weather are

May 21st to August 26th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Tartu Travel Info

Weather in Tartu


Average temperatures in Tartu vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 23rd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Tartu, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 78.6°F (25.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.5°F (13.6°C) at night.

Tartu Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Tartu Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Tartu Perceived Temperature (F)


Tartu Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Tartu Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 28.6 22.9 16.9
Feb 29.3 22.5 16.2
Mar 40.7 32 24.3
Apr 53.9 42.9 33.2
May 65.6 54.2 42.7
Jun 70.3 60.1 49.1
Jul 75.9 65.4 55.1
Aug 73.2 62.4 52.8
Sep 63.3 53.5 45.5
Oct 50.5 43.2 36.7
Nov 41 36.5 31.9
Dec 33.5 29.2 24.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -1.9 -5.1 -8.4
Feb -1.5 -5.3 -8.8
Mar 4.8 0 -4.3
Apr 12.2 6.1 0.7
May 18.7 12.3 5.9
Jun 21.3 15.6 9.5
Jul 24.4 18.6 12.8
Aug 22.9 16.9 11.6
Sep 17.4 11.9 7.5
Oct 10.3 6.2 2.6
Nov 5 2.5 -0.1
Dec 0.8 -1.6 -4.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Tartu are April, March, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid March. For example, on the week of March 12th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late August with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of August 20th.

When can you find snow in Tartu? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to late February and early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Tartu is often around around December 17th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Tartu.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Tartu (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 25% 5.5 2.1
Feb 16% 7.9 1.4
Mar 15% 8.2 1.3
Apr 15% 6 1.2
May 19% 0 2.4
Jun 26% 0 3.2
Jul 23% 0 2.7
Aug 30% 0 3.8
Sep 23% 0 2.2
Oct 22% 2.3 2.4
Nov 26% 1.9 2.4
Dec 26% 5.1 2.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 25 14 5.3
Feb 16 20.1 3.6
Mar 15 20.8 3.3
Apr 15 15.2 3
May 19 0 6.1
Jun 26 0 8.1
Jul 23 0 6.9
Aug 30 0 9.7
Sep 23 0 5.6
Oct 22 5.8 6.1
Nov 26 4.8 6.1
Dec 26 13 6.6


Humidity and Wind

Tartu has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (56.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (86.1%).

Wind in Tartu is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by November and March. December’s average wind speed of around 9.4 knots (10.9 MPH or 17.5 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late December where average top sustained speeds reach 14.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Tartu.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 8.2 Gentle breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Feb 7 Gentle breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Mar 8.3 Gentle breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Apr 7.8 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze
May 7.2 Gentle breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Jun 7.2 Gentle breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Jul 6.5 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Aug 6.5 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Sep 6.9 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Oct 7.7 Gentle breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Nov 8.4 Gentle breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Dec 9.4 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 82.4%
Feb 78.7%
Mar 68.1%
Apr 56.6%
May 58.1%
Jun 62.3%
Jul 67.2%
Aug 71%
Sep 76.8%
Oct 79.7%
Nov 86.1%
Dec 84%


Is it Safe to Travel to Tartu?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Estonia; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Nov 08, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Tartu, Estonia is June, followed by April and September. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Tartu in February. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 57.8 in February means 57.8% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Tartu Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 70.2°F (21.2°C) and 35.5°F (1.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 7 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Tartu, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 66.3°F (19.1°C) and 34.8°F (1.6°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 8 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Tartu to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 35.9°F (2.2°C) and 23.5°F (-4.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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