Heatwave could persist for weeks in Latvia

The heatwave that will start in Latvia over Midsummer might continue for more than two weeks, and temperature records are expected, according to the latest weather forecasts.

The air temperature will rise to +25 C on Friday and to +31 in places over the weekend. Next week, the temperature can reach +29 C to +34 C, which would break some records. In coastal areas, it will be slightly cooler. 

Nights will also become significantly warmer, sometimes the air temperature will remain above +20 C throughout the night.

Rainfall isn't expected this weekend but next week there is a chance of thunderstorms.

Last year, the highest air temperature recorded at state observation stations was 33.7 C on June 21 and July 16. In 2021, both June and July, as well as the summer in general was the warmest in recorded history.

As reported, with the onset of hot weather, the UV radiation will be very high so it is not recommended to be out in the sun without sunscreen.

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