On Monday and Tuesday the sky will be somewhat cloudy, in the central and eastern part of the country it will rain a little, the air temperature will reach +17 C to +22 C.
On Wednesday and Thursday, the weather will be sunny and dry, with temperatures rising to +21 C to +26 C in the afternoons, while the nights will still be cool, with a minimum temperature of +7 C to +12 C.
It will get hotter over the weekend, when the temperatures will hit +26 C to +31 C in the afternoons, but at night it will not get cooler than +15 C to +20 C.
Current forecasts show this will be the biggest heat wave in the past two years, as temperatures may rise even more early next week. Last summer's highest temperature was +31.4 C, recorded on June 18 in Skulte.
An air temperature reaching at least +27 degrees for two consecutive days shall be considered as a heat wave in Latvia.
This week and next week will have high levels of ultraviolet radiation, so sunbathing is not recommended between 11 AM and 4 PM. Due to the drought, fire risk is rapidly increasing in forests. Fires must not be left unattended.