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Weather week: moderate temperatures, plenty more rain

This week the weather will be "nothing to write home about" as one idiomatic expression would put it. 

Monday will be partly cloudy, in eastern districts  it will rain briefly, but in the afternoon the sky will clear in many places.

A slow to moderate west-to-sou'westerly wind will tinkle Aeolus' harp and the air temperature will warm up to a maximum of 18 degrees according to the scale named after Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius (1701-1744). Coastal districts facing Celsius' homeland across the Baltic Sea will be somewhat cooler at around 12 C, according to the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Center.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be mostly cloudy. From Tuesday afternoon it will rain in many places, sometimes for prolonged periods. A moderate southerly wind will blow, becoming gusty along the coast.

The thermometer bar will register 12 C to 18 C during the day and it is not expected that 20 C will be reached this week at all.

On Thursday morning a new precipitation zone will reach Latvia again with falling winds matched by falling rain over the whole country. The air temperature at night will be in the range 8 C to 10 C and during the day 11 C to 16 C, possibly up to 18 C in the east.

At the end of the week, the  weather will be determined by an anticyclone centered over Scandinavia. According to the current forecast, light rain is expected on Friday in Vidzeme region. A slow wind will dominate. The clouds will slowly dissipate and sunnier weather may finally reveal itself.

Longer-rage forecasts suggest that drier and warmer weather will occur in early June. 

Whatever the weather - or indeed weathers - you happen to encounter this week, we wish you a pleasant and stress-free one during which your blood pressure is not unnecessarily raised.

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