Cold and windy week in store

Take note – story published 7 years ago

It's time to dig out your warm winter coat and find a tight-fitting hat with weather forecasters predicting a week of falling temperatures and strong winds. 

The Baltic region will find itself squeezed between two major weather systems to east and west, with the result that strong winds are likely to feature for several days.

Already by Tuesday the air temperature will drop significantly. Daytime air temperatures all week will be mostly in the range of +6 to +11 Celsius, with the east of the country generally a degree or so cooler than the west.

At night the air will cool down to +3 to +8 degrees, though some inland districts could see temperatures touch freezing.

All week strong northeast winds will blow and gusts will often reach 12-17 meters per second, with coastal districts buffetted by gusts of up to 20 meters per second. The strong winds will add a chill factor, making temperatures seem even colder and householders are advised that the wind will also chill houses - so it's time to turn on the heating if you have not already done so.

The one consolation is that there is very little rainfall expected this week, though there might be the occasional shower or even brief hail storm.

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