Orange alert for heat and forest fires Sunday across Latvia

Sunday sees an orange alert (danger) in place across all Latvian territory for both extreme heat and the possibility of forest fires.

Saturday saw temperatures top 30 degrees Celsius for the first time this year, according to the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Center (LVĢMC) with similar conditions expected Sunday.

Daugavpils registered a temperature of 30.3 C on Saturday and it is eastern and south-easterm districts that are currently experiencing the highest temperatures.

A protracted dry spell has left Latvia's forests tinder-dry and the public is urged to be extremely cautious and sensible when out in nature to avoid starting a catastrophic blaze. 


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