July was third-hottest on record

Anyone who was in Latvia in July will know it was a hot one - and according to the official keepers of the country's weather records, the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Center, it was the third hottest on record.

In July, the average air temperature in Latvia was +19.8 Celsius, which is 2.4 C above the monthly norm and making it the third-warmest since records began to be kept in 1924. 

July 2010 remains the record holder with an average air temperature of +21.5 C, followed by 2011 and 2018.

The monthly minimum temperature of +7.3 C was observed in Pavilosta on July 5, but the maximum air temperature of +34.2 C was observed in Bauska on July 30, which is also the new high-temperature record of July 30.

Meanwhile total rainfall in July was 51.9 mm, which is 31% below the monthly norm (75.7 mm), making it the second driest July of the 21st century (the lowest is July 2006 with an average of 18 , 6 mm). The most precipitation was at Piedruja - 112.6 mm, but the least was at Kolka (14.5 mm).


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