Warming week ahead

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Winter has proven to be more tenacious than expected with fresh snow flurries in recent days giving a few hours of bonus recreation to skiers and snowball fighters, but according to our resident weatherman Toms Bricis it's all likely to melt in the near future. 

This week in Latvia will be characterised by persistently warm weather for the season, with the air temperature stable above zero, and on some days even getting close to +10 C.

There is also likely to be some form of light precipitation on most days too, but only Wednesday is likely to be properly rainy.

Night-time temperatures might drop a shade below freezing, but Tuesday and Wednesday should see remaining patches of snow and ice disappearing rapidly with temperatures of 9 C to 10 C during the day.

Prevailing winds will be from the south, and may become gusty from Wednesday to Friday with wind speeds of 15-18 meters per second.

Despite the big melt, which will see rivers and lakes clear of ice, flooding is not expected to be a problem.

However, the state Fire and Rescue Service is reminding ice fisherman and others not to venture out onto the unstable ice.

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