Coldest day of winter recorded March 10

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Winter is not departing without a struggle, with the early hours of Friday, March 10 registering the coldest temperature recorded during the whole season.

On Friday morning, the air temperature in Zosēni, Cēsis district, reached a frigid -26.4 degrees Celsius, according to the information of the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Center (LVĢMC).

Indeed, Zosēni has been a hotspot – or rather 'coldspot' – for freezing temperatures with the previous seasonal low also recorded there at -23.7 degrees on February 23.

The national cold record for this date, March 10, was set in 1956, when it was -27.2 C in – can you guess? – yes, Zosēni once again.

In Rīga on Friday morning the temperature dropped only to a sub-tropical -9.3 C in the city center, and -10.3 in the suburbs, while the wide open spaces of Rīga Airport experienced -18 C.

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