Frosty weekend in Latvia to be followed by freezing week

The weekend of January 19-20 will be not too cold, but next week will bring some serious chills, according to forecasters.

Daytime temperatures on Saturday and Sunday will be in the range of 0 Celsius to -5 C, with coastal areas somewhat warmer. Night-time temperatures could dip to -8 C in Latgale. 

Saturday should be fairly clear and free of precipitation, though a few flurries of snow are possible. But before Sunday is over the whole of Latvia will be crossed by a weather system bringing snow and growing the existing snow layer by 2-7 centimeters.

Slow to moderate westerly and northwesterly winds will prevail.

Next week the cold will intensify and in the second half of the week, night-time temperatures are likely to slip under -20 C.  The cold snap will not be restricted to the Baltic region, with a large part of WEstern Europe likely to be affected.

 

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