Seven cm of pure white snow

Latvia's northern and eastern reaches were covered in snow on October 25 with the thickest snow blanket of a whopping seven centimeters recorded in Gulbene as well as the Līvāni municipality, according to the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Meanwhile most of the snow that fell elsewhere has already melted with temperatures of +7..+11C in Kurzeme and Zemgale recorded early this morning but around -1C in Vidzeme.

The rest of Latvia recorded less impressive snow blankets, or none at all, as this convenient map of the Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre shows.

This was the tardiest first snow Latvia has seen since 2011 when the first snow fell on November 12. It fell on October 14 last year in Daugavpils and on October 8/9 in 2015. 

The state road company, Latvijas Valsts ceļi, was also busy last night clearing roads with their snowblade-equipped winter vehicles. 

The earliest snowfall ever recorded in Latvia was on September 23 1973 in Rēzekne.

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