Extremely cold Monday morning in Latvia

Monday morning is colder than -20 C in most of Latvia, with temperatures reaching -30 C in some places in eastern regions, according to data from weather observation stations.

Previously, similar weather prevailed in Latvia in January 2021 and 2017. 

According to the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Center (LVGMC), air temperature at 5 in the morning ranged from -14 C in Kolka and -15 C in Ventspils airport to -27 C and -29 C in Daugavpils, Madona, Skrīveri, Staļģene, Rēzekne and Zosēni.

The lowest air temperature has been recorded in the vicinity of Kārsava and Zilupe at -31 C.

The Rīga vicinity and Zemgale are experiencing cold down to -27 C, Kurzeme to -24 C.

There is virtually no wind, air quality has reached poor levels in places, and the sky remains mostly clear.

In Rīga, temperatures in the city center range around -20 C, but the airport observation station recorded -27 C - the lowest air temperature since February 5, 2012.

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