Mild day to set records

High temperatures Tuesday are expected to set records for October 28 on the windy northern horn of coastal Kurzeme as the sun dissipates a hazy cloud cover.

While skies over Latvia Tuesday morning still remained overcast, temperatures had already crept up to +6 degrees Celsius around Daugavpils and +13 degrees in Mērsrags on the northwest shore of the Gulf of Riga, according to state meteorology service readings.

Southwesterly winds will remain strong and gusty, however, blowing from 8-13 meters per second and 15-18 meters per second on the Kurzeme coast.

The Kurzeme shore of the Gulf of Riga – the small towns of Kolka, Roja, Mersrags and Engure – are set to mark historic high temperature records for this date, exceeding the high of +14.4 degrees exactly one year ago.

Skies above Riga will gradually clear, with no chance of precipitation and wind gusts from 10 to 12 meters per second.

On October 28, 1929 the high temperature in Riga was measured at 14.2 degrees, but the mercury readings in Latvia’s capital are unlikely to break that record today, despite coming close.

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