Clear days precede wet, windy weekend

The weather Thursday will remain clear, breezy and sunny for another day before giving way to a cyclone expected to deliver several bands of moisture to Latvia over the weekend.

Wednesday passed without any significant precipitation under clear skies in most of the country, with high temperatures reaching between +7 and +12 degrees Celsius inland and +4 to +6 on the southern and western coasts of the Gulf of Riga.

The thin cloud cover will increase slightly on Thursday, but no rain is expected. Winds will pick up in intensity to reach gusts between 10 to 15 meters per second.

Overnight to Friday scattered light rain may begin to fall around the land. Low temperatures will stay above zero between +2 and +6 degrees, with wind gusting between 11 and 16 meters per second.

Rain will intensify on Friday as cloud cover increases and temperatures rise to between +4 and +9 degrees. However by evening the wind is expected to die down, causing fog to form in many locations.

Thick fog is expected to remain overnight to Saturday morning, especially in the nation’s west and central regions, while eastern regions will continue to see rain. Temperatures will cool during the day to between +2 and +7 degrees, with the possibility of wet snow forming later in the afternoon.

By Sunday skies will begin to clear to allow the sun to break through on occasion, however continuing with scattered rain and wet snow. Overnight lows will drop to between -1 and +4 degrees, daytime highs rising to between +5 and +10 degrees.

The beginning of next week could see the return of active Atlantic cyclones and the possibility of strong winds and lots of precipitation to end the month.

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