Blizzard and rain in Latvia Wednesday

Precipitation will cross Latvia from the west on Wednesday - wet snow, freezing rain, and rain are expected, and rainfall will be strong in many places.

Southern winds will intensify to 12-17 meters per second in gusts. In the afternoon in Kurzeme and in the evening in the central part of the country, the wind will turn from the west and southwest.

Air temperature will be 0 to +4 C, up to +6 C in Kurzeme and Zemgale in the evening.

Wet snow and rain are expected in Riga. Southern winds will intensify to 14 meters per second in gusts, with slower southwesterly winds blowing into the evening. The warmest weather is expected in late evening at +4 C to +5 C.

Meanwhile, Latvian State Roads (LVC) reports that roads are icy throughout the country. 

94 machinery units are maintaining the roads.

Driving is difficult on the country's main roads A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, A10, P80. On regional roads, conditions are poor in the vicinity of Rīga, Ventspils, Kuldīga, Talsi, Tukums, Saldus, Dobele, Jelgava, Ogre, Cēsis, Limbaži, Valka, Alūksne, Madona, Jēkabpils, Balvi and Gulbene.

An interactive map on the current state of roads is available on the LVC website.

 

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