Weather week in Latvia: warm start, cooler finish

This week will be one of contrasts, weather-wise, with unseasonably warm temperatures at the start of the week and more common autumn conditions in its latter stages.

At the beginning of the week, the weather will remain much warmer than the climatic norm at the beginning of October, but in the second half of the week the temperature will drop considerably.

There will be more clouds in the east of the country, where it may rain a little, but in the rest of Latvia the weather will be mostly sunny and mild to warm.

The wind will also become slower and blow from the east at a speed of 2-7 meters per second.

Maximum air temperatures will be in the range of +17 Celsius to + 22 C with Rīga at around +20 to +21 degrees.

The national heat record of October 5 was set in 1966 and is +23.6 degrees. While this record is unlikely to be broken, local records will be beaten. The record for October 5 in Rīga is +21 degrees, set in 1985.

Yesterday, on October 4, the highest temperature was recorded in Rucava at +22.4 C.

Tuesday will also be warm but on Tuesday night it will rain in many places in Latvia, and in Kurzeme even a thunderstorm is possible, but by Wednesday a little rain is expected only in places. Temperatures in the next two afternoons will be  +14 C to + 19 C, with southerly winds becoming stronger.

In the second half of the week, the southerly and southeasterly winds will be replaced by a southwesterly wind, which will be strong at times, especially on Friday. The air temperature in the afternoons will be only in the range of +10 C to + 16 C and the nights will also get colder. In some places the temperature will drop to +5 degrees, but extensive autumn frosts are still not expected.

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