Overnight low temperatures reached as low as -26 degrees Celsius in parts of Estonia on Tuesday. While temperatures are not expected to dip quite so low over the next few days, according to meteorologist Taimi Paljak, temperatures throughout the country are expected to remain steady around -20 degrees.
The lowest temperature overnight was recorded in Mustvee, on the coast of Lake Peipus, which reached -26.5 degrees. Jõgeva (-23.7), Väike-Maarja (-23.3), Võru (-23) and Tartu (-22.9) also saw temperatures reach below -20 degrees.
Temperatures in Tallinn remained slightly warmer, reaching only -17.4 degrees Celsius between 4-5 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
According to Paljak, Wednesday night is expected to be cold as well, but unlikely to break the current record low. Temperatures are nonetheless expected to remain near -20 degrees through the end of the week, however, and while it may warm up again somewhat next week, warmer temperatures won't last long.
"It's hard to forecast anything in the long term right now, but weather processes will definitely remain wintry for some time," she said.
Editor: Aili Vahtla