Local heat records fall on Valentine's Day

On Thursday afternoon, temperatures in Rīga reached +6.1C, which is a repeated heat record for February 14, according to the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

The previous time it was as hot in the capital this day was in 1925.

Meanwhile a heat record fell in Kolka where a temperature of +6.3C was recorded, 0.5C higher than the previous highest temperature recorded February 14.

The national heat record of +7.5C remains unsurpassed, however, with temperatures ranging from +2..+6C recorded across the country.

Friday is to remain warm, but not as sunny as Valentine's Day. Some rain is expected locally in the Vidzeme and Latgale cultural regions. Local bouts of fog are expected as well. 

Minimum temperatures of -1..+4C at night and +2..+6C in daytime are in the forecast. 

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