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.

Virtsu
Port of Virtsu
Port of 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
CountryEstonia
CountyPärnu County
ParishLääneranna Parish
Population
 • Total539
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)

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

Puhtu peninsula, a former island, belongs to Virtsu.

In popular cultureEdit

Virtsu (referred to by earlier names Werder and Wirtsu) is described by English adventurer-writer Arthur Ransome in his nautical yarn Racundra's First Cruise.

ClimateEdit

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]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.