Hail has affected several parishes of Jēkabpils municipality and the surroundings of Daugavpils.
In Daugavpils, 38 liters of water per square meter have fallen in one hour, which is about half the norm of the whole month.
Thunderstorms also were severe in Vidzeme and Latgale. Around 15,000 residents were left without electricity.
In warning of severe thunderstorms, the State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) issued an orange alert in force until six in the morning on Thursday.
Negaisi, kuros ir lielgraudu krusa un ļoti stipras lietusgāzes (pagaidām nav ziņu par vētru, bet tāda iespējama) no Jēkabpils novada virzīsies uz Aizkraukles un Ogres novadu, bet no Augšdaugavas novada uz Preiļu un Krāslavas novadu. pic.twitter.com/8H1JBaWlFY— Toms Bricis (@boms_tricis) August 30, 2023
Overall, the State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) received 47 calls related to the storm. 24 of them were in Latgale and 18 in Vidzeme. Most of the calls related to trees falling on roads, cars, and other stuctures.