Thursday will bring thunder and heat in Latvia

On Thursday, strong thunderstorms are expected in Latvia, with the highest probability in Zemgale and Vidzeme, including Rīga, according to the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Center (LĢVMC).

Local flooding, hail and strong winds are expected in places where thunderstorms hit.

In Kurzeme, air temperatures will not exceed +23 C to +27 C, while elsewhere in the country the sun will heat the air to +28 C to +32 C.

In the central and eastern part of the country, also in the capital, the orange alert of very strong heat is in place. In Kurzeme and Vidzeme, including Riga, there is also an alert of fire hazards in the forests.

Due to increased ultraviolet radiation from 11 to 16 it is not recommended to be out in direct sunshine.

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