Dryer, milder week in store

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The start of the week in Latvia will be dry and relatively warm, however as the weekend approaches temperatures will dip again with the return of clouds and rain, according to meteorological forecasts.

Skies will remain partly overcast on Monday, with only the slight chance of drizzle in Vidzeme province. High temperatures will range from +8 to +13 degrees Celsius except in eastern Latgale and Vidzeme provinces where it will be chillier between +5 and +7 degrees.

Strong southwesterly winds will gust up to between 10 and 15 meters per second, increasing to 16-19 meters per second on the shores of western Kurzeme province.

Skies will clear overnight to Tuesday and lows will fall to between zero in Latgale’s east to +12 degrees near the coasts. The day will be mostly sunny, however with continuing gusting winds between 10-15 meters per second inland, up to 18 meters per second in Kurzeme.

Highs on Tuesday are expected to rise to between +10 and +14 degrees and then fall overnight to between zero and +7 degrees.

While Wednesday should remain mostly sunny, temperatures will begin to dip, reaching only +6 to +11 degrees.

Thursday and Friday will see the return of cloud cover with the possibility of light rain. The winds will die down, raising the chance of overnight and morning fog.  Overnight lows will be between -2 and +3 degrees, possibly up to +7 on the coasts, while highs should hover between +4 and +10 degrees.

As for next weekend, forecasts call for mostly cloudy skies and the possibility of light precipitation, possibly in the form of wet snow. Northerly winds on Saturday will be moderate, however expected to increase in strength by Sunday as they turn from the southeast. Lows are predicted between -3 and +3 degrees, up to +6 on the coasts; highs between +2 and +7, up to +9 in Kurzeme.

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