Weather week in Latvia: expect snow on Tuesday

Yes, it's true. According to LSM weatherman Toms Bricis, Tuesday May 12 will see snowfall in many places in Latvia.

Following a warm and sunny weekend, temperatures have dropped Monday morning and gray clouds are a-gathering. The rest of the working week looks like being an even less pleasant affair with a cold spell lasting from Tuesday to Saturday.

You can expect to wake to frost every morning as night-time, air temperatures will drop a few degrees below zero. The coldest mornings will be on Wednesday and Thursday. 

During the day the temperature will mostly reach +7 Celsius to + 12 C degrees, with some sunshine and showers in the form of rain, hail and sleet.

Tuesday could bring genuine snow and there is a chance it will even settle into a layer 6 to 8 cm deep, according to forecasters. Consequently drivers should take care, particularly if they have made the switch to summer tires.

Although some snowfall in May is a fairly common phenomenon, it usually occurs in early May. After May 10, only a few cases have been known in the last century when there was heavy enough snow to form a layer. Before that, high temperature contrasts and heavy rain are also expected on Monday.

According to current forecasts, next weekend will get a little warmer, the sun will shine more often and during the day the air temperature will be in the range of + 9 C to + 15 C, while at night it will be  + 1 C to + 7 C and in some places frost will remain on the ground.

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