Heavy snow expected in Latvia on Thursday

On Thursday, heavy snowfall is expected in eastern Latvia, forecasts show.

Wednesday night the skies will be mostly cloudy, with occasional precipitation in all regions, mostly wet snow and sleet, with rainfall along the coast. In the latter part of the night, there will be heavy snowfall in Latgale, visibility will deteriorate and snowfall will become steadily heavier.

Winds at night will mostly slow, with the exception of the southwestern Kurzeme coast which will have gusts up to 15-18 meters per second.

As LTV weatherman Toms Bricis reports, Estonia has already been experiencing some heavy snowfall, allowing cross country ski enthusiasts to dig out their equipment at last. Consequently roads between northern Latvia and southern Estonia could be tricky and motorists are advised to drive with care and look out for overloaded tree branches that might fall.

In the eastern parts of Vidzeme and Latgale it is possible snow cover may exceed 10 centimeters by the end of Thursday.

The minimum night-time temperature will be -2 to + 2 degrees Celsius, with daytime temperatures from zero to + 4 C, though as usual Rīga will be a degree or two warmer.

The weather is mostly cloudy in Riga, with occasional snow and rain during the second half of the night and during the day. Slow wind. Minimum air temperature at night is +1 degree, maximum daytime is about +3 degrees.

 

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