This week's weather in Latvia: dry and sunny

The week leading up to Easter should be a memorable one with lots of sunshine and warming temperatures expected by forecasters.

Monday will be the coldest day of the week with temperatures between +6 Celsius and +12 Celsius, and northeasterly winds of 8-13 meters per second. Skies will be clear for most of the day, though clouds are expected to gather in the evening.

From Tuesday onwards, the days will become much warmer, with a range of +11 C to + 19 C expected. Winds will continue to come from the northeast, meaning that coastal areas of the Gulf of Rīga will be considerably cooler than inland and clear skies at night will mean temperatures could still dip below freezing.

The Easter holidays will be sunny and dry, with coastal areas expected to enjoye temperatures of +13 C to + 18 C and inland thermometers could touch +20 C.

There is not expected to be any rainfall at all during the week in Latvia, so members of the public are being urged to be especially careful with fires and flames as dry conditions will make grassland and forests highly flammable.

The State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) is also repeatedly urging people not to burn off grass (so-called kūla fires), having attended more than 1,000 such incidents already this season.

 

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