Chilly start and end to the week, but mild in the middle in Latvia

A decidedly cold start to the working week will give way to milder temperatures from midweek, according to forecasters, before the return of colder conditions  next weekend.

An anticyclone above Russia controls the weather early in the week, so no significant precipitation is expected for the first couople of days. Monday will be the coldest day of the week - throughout the country the thermometer bar will fall below freezing mark, and in the eastern part of the country even as low as - 9 Celsius in the early morning. 

On Monday and Tuesday the air temperature will stay between 0 and - 4 °, but 0n Tuesday afternoon the temperature is expected to rise and hover on either side of freezing point between + 2 C and - 2 C.

In the middle of the working week, Latvia will be approached by a cyclone from the west, bringing with it rainfall on both Wednesday and Thursday. In places, mainly in the eastern parts of the country, this could take the form of sleet and snow. Temperatures will steadily rise with daytime and night-time temperatures above 0 C, while coastal temperatures will warm up even more to between + 7 C and + 8 C on Thursday.

On Friday, the cyclone will travel from west to east across the Latvian territory, so rain is expected in many places. Air temperatures on Friday will be +4 C to + 7 C. 

On Saturday and Sunday, the weather will again be affected by an anticyclone, so during the weekend the sky will clear and the sun shine. Slow north-westerly winds will cause cold air to enter Latvia, and although most of the country's air temperature will be above freezing during the day, frost is expected at night, and a chillyup to - 4 C to - 5 C. Drivers are advised to choose the right speed and be careful on the roads as icing will occur and roads may be slippery.

 

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