Chilly start to a challenging weather week in Latvia

Monday morning in Latvia started with general cold and freezing fog in places, forecasters said November 26.

Drivers are being warned of the dangers of black ice on the roads with air temperatures of -1 Celsius to  -5 C, though coastal parts of Kurzeme region are warmer at 0 C to + 2 C. 

The lowest temperature Monday morning was recorded at Ainaži observation station, where at 2 o'clock the thermometer showed -8.1 C. It is also the lowest air temperature in the country since March.

The highest temperature in Europe on November 25 was + 23 C on the Mediterranean coast and islands. The lowest temperatures overnight was -19 degrees in the mountains of southern Norway.

As for the rest of the week in Latvia, it will be a rather unpleasant one with precipitation early in the week in the form of sleet and snow, and a northerly wind could make temperatures drop as low as -12 C at night. The middle of the week will see clouds forming and daytime temperatures in the range of -5 C to 0 C. The wind is expected to switch from the south-west, bringing a milder end to the week.

In brief: wrap up warm and take care when driving. 

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