First snowfall of the year recorded in Latvia

Latvia got its first snowfall of the season last weekend, the LETA newswire reported October 7.

According to eyewitness reports and data from weather stations, there was brief snowfall in Aluksne and elsewhere in northern Kurzeme on Saturday, October 5.

The next day, snow was recorded at numerous other locations with Mersrags and Jurmala on the Gulf od Rīga seeing the most - though not enough to start ski season at the same time.

Liepaja saw its first snowfall of the season on the morning of October 7, which is the city's earliest snowfall on record.

Last year, the first snowfall of the season was registered on October 24, while in 2017 - on October 25.

According to the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Center, the earliest snowfall in Latvia was recorded in 1969, when the first snowfall of the season occurred on September 19.


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