Gale warning for Friday in Latvia

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Friday will bring gale force winds and rains to Latvia, which may cause damage in places, reported LSM's Latvian service on July 4.

During the day the westerly wind will blow and intensify throughout the country, with gusts of up to 15-20 meters per second, and 25 m/s near the coast. Towards evening, the gusts on the Vidzeme shore may also exceed 20 m/s. The wind may also bring rain and thunderclouds, which towards evening will gather mostly over Kurzeme and Vidzeme. There is also some chance of hail.

Such winds may break trees. Rural areas may have to deal with broken power lines. Most damage is expected in the Kurzeme and Vidzeme regions.

The temperature will range between +12 and +17 degrees Celsius.

In Rīga, a break in clouds will alternate with heavy rainfall and possible thunder and hailstorms. In the afternoon, the wind speed will reach 17-22 m/s and 24 m/s in the northern part of the city. The temperature will be +15.

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