Tartu Aerodrome Climate Handbook

Tartu aerodrome Climate handbook is a statistical analysis of the observations data provided by Tartu Airport.

The handbook covers a 7-year period between 2014–2020, and contains the distribution of meteorological elements (visibility, cloud height, wind speed and direction, wind gust and direction, air temperature, air pressure, humidity, atmospheric phenomenas, precipitation), and significant statistical parameters of aviation meteorology.

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The Runway Visual Range minimum values below 200 m were measured only at few observational occasions in almost every month.  The occurrence frequency of horizontal visibility below 1500 m and/or cloud ceiling below 500 ft is the highest during winter months and the lowest during summer months.

The prevailing wind direction in all seasons is 230–250 degrees. Wind speed is mainly 6–10 knots.

The most frequent weather phenomenas are rain mist and drizzle. The wettest month is June (76.6 mm) and the driest months are January and March (23.6 and 19.8 mm accordingly).

A similar climate handbook was published in 2019 for Tallinn Airfield and in 2022 for Kuressaare Airfield.