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

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]

Port of Virtsu

Wind farm in Virtsu

Gate to Virtsu manor park

Old machinery

Ice
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