Record-dry Q2 of 2023 in Latvia

The second quarter of 2023 – the period from April to June – was the driest in the history of observations in Latvia, according to information compiled by the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Center.

During that period, the amount of rainfall for places in the western and central part of the country did not reach even a fifth of the norm. The least rainfall was in Stende, where only 23 millimeters of rainfall, or 15% of the norm, rained. The most rain was recorded in Alūksne with 109 millimeters or 66% of the norm. 

On average, the total rainfall in Latvia for the second quarter of this year was 56.3 millimeters, which is 36% of the norm.

Consequently, the second quarter of this year was the driest in the last hundred years, surpassing the 1940s record by 7.3 millimeters.

It has already been reported that May became the driest history of weather observations in Latvia, while June was the second driest.

 

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