"The average air temperature in Latvia in July was +21.5 Celsius, which is 4.1 C above the monthly norm. As a result, July this year, together with July 2010, is tied for the warmest observations in history (since 1924), with being 1.6 C warmer than July 2001," the LVĢMC said in its monthly round-up.
The monthly minimum air temperature +5.7 C, observed on July 25 in Jelgava and July 24 in Stende, but the maximum air temperature was a scorching +33.7 C observed on July 16 in Daugavpils and on July 13 in Liepāja.
In July, 55 maximum air temperature records were broken at various weather stations, of which 5 were decade-long maximum air temperature records.
As well as being hot it was dry. The total amount of precipitation in Latvia in July was 57.2 mm, which is 24% below the monthly norm (75.7 mm).
The highest precipitation (126.4 mm) was in Ainaži, but the lowest in Rēzekne - 8.2 mm. The average relative humidity in Latvia in July was 71% - from 64% in Riga to 76% in Kolka. The strongest wind gusts (26.9 m / s) were observed at the end of the month on July 30 in famously-windy Liepāja.