It is difficult to predict precise weather conditions in Europe for several months to come, but the first month of summer - June - is broadly expected with air temperatures above normal, particularly in the second half of the month.
Eastern wind is often forecast in June, which will bring warm or even hot and relatively dry air masses, so rainfall is expected below normal in June. There is a risk that drought will intensify significantly during the first month of summer. Currently, the worst drought is in the western and central parts of the country, particularly in Zemgale.
The risk of fire in the forests continues to rise, and therefore orange alerts in Zemgale and Vidzeme are in effect.
The previous meteorological dry summer in Latvia was in 2018. Summer 2015 is currently the driest in this century.
In the 99-year history of meteorological observations recorded in the archives of the LVGMC, the hottest was the summer of 2021, followed by 2010, but the third hottest summer was experienced last year.