Daugavpils has seen just 30 minutes of sunlight in November

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This month the Latvian landscape is looking rather bleak, with fog and clouded skies the norm. Daugavpils, Latvia's second-largest city, has seen just 30 minutes of sunlight thus far in November.

That's according to data by the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

For the past week or so, people have routinely claimed they have trouble remembering what the sun looks like. This was the subject of an LSM feature last year.

Indeed, meteorological data confirm that in most of Latvia the skies have been fully clouded for the past nine days.

On the average, November is one of the darkest months in Latvia, with Alūksne in northeastern Latvia seeing 28 hours of sunlight usually; about 43 hours in Liepāja; and 33 in Daugavpils.

December is usually even darker with Latvia getting from 21 to 30 hours of sunlight.

Last November the sun shone just for four hours near the vicinity of Cēsis, northern Latvia. 

Meanwhile, the Finns are exasperated about Helsinki getting just five hours of sunlight this month.  

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