Weather in Latvia: working week wet, weekend warmer

The weather this working week in Latvia will be generally cool and often rainy, but the arrival of the weekend will bring warmer conditions, forecasts show.

Rain is expected in many places in Latvia on Monday, with occasional thunderstorms.

There will be sunnier weather and fewer rain clouds in western Kurzeme, but more rain and thunderstorms are expected in Vidzeme and Latgale regions.

Southerly and southwesterly winds will blow along the coast in gusts of 13-18 meters per second, but in other regions strong gusts are possible during thunderstorms.

Maximum air temperatures will be from +19 Celsius to + 24 C.

 From Tuesday to Friday the air temperature in the afternoon will reach a modest +16 C to + 21 C, while nights will also get colder than last week, with the lowest air temperatures expected on Wednesday and Friday mornings, when in most parts of the country the mercury will struggle to +6 C to + 11 C. Coastal areas will be slightly warmer at around +15 C to + 16 C.

Every day in at least part of Latvia it will rain, with Tuesday and Wednesday expected to see the heaviest downpours, but on Thursday and Friday the sky will become gradually clearer and sunnier.

Next weekend, warmer air will come in from the south-east, the temperature will rise by a few degrees, reaching +25 C degrees in the south of the country on Sunday, but rain is expected in some places on both Saturday and Sunday.

LSM weatherman Toms Bricis also noted an interesting phenomenon that occured last week when water temperatures plunged quite suddenly along parts of the Latvian coastline. The water temperature on Mērsrags beach was still 22 degrees on Saturday, but dropped to 8 degrees on Sunday. The sharp drop in temperature was caused by the action of wind-induced water currents that brought cold air from the bottom of the sea to the surface. While his video below is in Latvian only, it does contain some helpful graphics that explain the whole thing.

 

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