Climate and ocean temperature in the Baltic
Summer temperatures in much of the Baltic region are similar to those of England, with average highs of 20-23C in July and August. But winter and spring, even in the more southerly and westerly locatings mentioned here, such as Germany’s Rugen Island , are often several degrees cooler than England.
Further north and east, at say Hanko , Finland, and Parnu , Estonia, summertime temperatures are similar to those of the north of England with summertime highs in the low 20 s. Rainfall occurs on 10 days of the month in Parnu on average in August and September, compared with six and seven days respectively in London. Rugen island experiences rain on nine days each month between July and December on average.
Baltic water temperatures are surprising high considering in some areas there is melting ice in spring. Sea temperatures off Rugen this month are around 24 C compared with 18 -1 9C in Newquay, Cornwall. Those taking to the beaches further east at Klaipeda in Lithuania this week can expect sea temperatures of 22 C. Even at Hanko the water is commonly between 17 and 22 C in most summers.
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