Flood alert for River Tērvete

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The water level in the River Tērvete near Bramberģe has risen by nearly two meters in the last week, and it continues to rise, causing some localised flooding in low-lying areas, reported LETA.

Due to the overflowing of the river, the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Center (LVĢMC) has issued a 'yellow' warning in Dobele and Jelgava districts.

Tērvete is a tributary of the left bank of Svēte, while the Svēte in turn flows into the Lielupe.

The water level in Tērvete near Brambergė on Monday at 6 am was 2.89 meters above the zero mark of the observation station. In the big spring floods of 2010, it reached 3.35 meters.

In most Latvian rivers, the water level will decrease on Monday, but in some places it will rise. In the coming days, as the weather gets warmer, the water level in the rivers will start to rise again. Snowfall and rain are also predicted in Vidzeme and Latgale at the beginning of January.

More generally, December 26 will bring  mostly cloudy weather. A precipitation zone with snow will pass from south west Latvia, which will turn into sleet and rain, in some places also freezing rain, causing slippery driving conditions. Moderate south-easterly winds will prevail, with gusts of 15-19 m/s in coastal areas. Air temperatures will range from from -1 C to +4 C in the west and -3 C to -8 C in the east.

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