First frosts herald autumn’s retreat

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Weather forecasters have adjusted their predictions for this week’s brief return of summer-like sunny weather, saying it’s likely to linger even a bit longer.

However, overnight temperatures dipped chillingly close to the freezing-point Tuesday, hanging mostly between +2 and +7 degrees Celsius inland, up to lows of +11 near the coasts.

The expected risk of frosts was confirmed at isolated locations throughout the land overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday, according to official meteorological readings. At Zosēni the thermometer slipped under zero to -1 degrees Celsius, while in Skrīveri and Liepāja the measurement hit 0 degrees exactly.

The first frosts of fall are entirely a local phenomenon and are likely to have hit other locations beyond the reach of Latvia’s official array of measurement stations.

The risk of frosts remains overnight to Thursday as well, however the nights thereafter are predicted to be notably warmer.

Conditions were conducive to widespread patches of mild fog appearing throughout all of Latvia’s regions in the early hours.

Wednesday was predicted to see high temperatures between +17 and +21 degrees. Riga should enjoy a sunny day with highs around +19.

Indeed, warm and sunny weather appears to be the forecast until the middle of next week, says Toms Bricis, LSM’s weatherman.  

Daytime highs may inch up to +23, possibly even +25 in parts of Kurzeme on Saturday and Sunday. But the time leading up to the weekend as well as following thereafter promise to be equally pleasant, with warmer and dryer weather than usual for the first month of fall.

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