Scorching start, wet conclusion to this weather week in Latvia

September temperature records are under threat on Monday 9 with a scorching day expected across Latvia. 

Air temperatures in most parts of Latvia will reach from +24 Celsius to + 28 C, threatening the existing September 9 heat record which is +27.2 degrees, recorded in 1955.

The hottest afternoon is expected in southern Zemgale region, but there will be considerable variation across the country, with the coolest place in the country expected to be Kolkasrags, where the thermometer may not climb above +20 C.

In Riga, the sun will heat the air to +27 C, with little chance of precipitation, though in rural districts a few storm clouds may form.

The night from Monday to Tuesday will be the warmest of the week at +15 C to +18 C, and Tuesday otself will be another very warm day, though not quite so hot as Monday. A cyclonic system is expected to approach Latvia from the southwest on Tuesday afternoon, bringing rain and moderate winds on Wednesday, though the extreme south-east of the country may escape and retain sunshine.

Rain will become more common from the middle of the week and ind speeds will pick up as the cyclone intensifies. Temperatures will not exceed +20 C. Friday will provide a striking contrast with Monday, being characterized by long-lasting and heavy rainfall.

So the message is clear: make the most of Monday and Tuesday, as you may not see the like again for quite a while!

And remember that you can check the Rīga weather live any time via our webcams.

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