Weather week in Latvia: dreaming of a wet Christmas

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This week's winter weather in Latvia looks like being less that picture-postcard perfect with generally wet and windy conditions forecast. If it's not too late to add "raincoat" to your Christmas wish-list, it might be an idea to do so.

The sky will be mostly cloudy this week, with frequent rainfall and gusts of wind. Relatively warm weather will remain in place and air temperatures will not drop below -1 degrees, according to the Center for Environment, Geology and Meteorology.

On Monday, December 16, the weather will be determined by an active cyclone, with overcast skies, rainfall and sleet. Moderate southwesterly winds will strengthen as the day progresses so that during the night winds of up to 20-23 meters per second inland and 25-26 meters per second along the coast are expected. Consequently the meteorological service has issued a warning about stormy conditions at night.

Tuesday , December 17 will be similar, though the winds should abate. However there will be more rain and temperatures in the range of 0 to + 6 Celsius.

In the middle of the working week, more variable cloud cover is expected, with some rainfall during the day. Winds will intensify once again wit gusts of up to 15-17 meters per second, on the coast up to 20 meters per second. Night and day air temperatures will be mild, between + 2 and + 8 degrees Celsius. 

At the end of the working week, even though the sky will be covered with clouds, no significant precipitation is forecast, and temperatures will be in the + 2 C to + 6 C range, with Friday slightly cooler than Thursday.

According to current forecasts, a new cyclonic system will approach the territory of Latvia during the Christmas holidays, bringing with it - can you guess? - yet more widespread rainfall.


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