The average temperature in August is around 15°C, which is the perfect city-exploring weather. In the afternoon, the temperature can fall a little, but only to an average of 13°C. It's a good idea to bring a warm jacket for chillier nights, but nothing extraordinary is needed.
August is quite a wet month. Last year's precipitation was 114mm, so be prepared to bring a waterproof jacket. The days are mainly dry, but it can rain quite heavily some afternoons.
August is usually a very sunny month in Tallinn. Cloud cover averages around 22%, which indicates that the sky is mainly clear. Sunshine duration in August is around 201 hours. Although shorter than in June or July, the days are still long, giving you around 16 hours of daylight. The sun rises around 5:30 and sets around 21:30, which means you have plenty of daylight to enjoy the early mornings or late-night-dinners.
MEDICAL HELP AND POLICE
In case of an accident or sudden illness, call for an ambulance or the police free-of-charge from any phone: 112. This is also possible without a SIM-card or cell service.
Pharmacies are usually open from 10:00-19:00. Two of them stay open all night: Südameapteek – Tõnismägi 5, +372 644 2282 and Vikerlase 16, +372 638 4338. Pharmacies in shopping centres are usually open from 9:00-21:00.
A health insurance policy is optional. Travellers requiring dialysis can read more about local treatment options here.
Tallinn has become famous for its abundance of free, public Wi-Fi, which is available in nearly every café, restaurant, hotel and hostel, as well in open spaces such as city squares and parks. To see a map of free Wi-Fi hotspots hosted by the City of Tallinn, click here.
National currency: EURO €
1€ = 100 eurocents
Most banks are open from 9:00 to 17:00 on weekdays.
Western Union service is available in most post offices and banks in Tallinn. Read more here.
Most ATMs accept Mastercard and VISA, so you will be able to withdraw money almost anywhere. NB! ATMs will take around 2-5€ as a transaction fee. As Estonia is a digital country, we suggest paying via credit card; shops also accept contactless payment both via card or phone.
Estonia is a part of the Schengen visa area. Nationals of EU are free to enter Estonia. The required travel document for entry is a national ID card or passport.
For more specific information, please contact the nearest Estonian consulate or embassy, or check the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website.
The electrical current is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz, European-style 2-pin plugs are in use.