Weather week will be warm across Latvia

Latvia is set for a week of warm weather, with strong sunshine and high temperatures only occasionally broken by thunderstorms, according to forecasters.

Monday will be hot and humid, with a southeasterly wind gusting at 9-14 meters per second. Temperatures could reach as high as + 28 degrees Celsius.

The heatwave that delivered a spectacularly sunny weekend will stay in place until Thursday with daytime temperatures in the afternoons reaching +23 Celsius to + 29 C degrees, with coastal regions slightly cooler.

Nights will be balmy with air temperatures of +11 C to + 17 C. However, every day will bring a dash of rain to some part of Latvia, though these will be localized downpours caused by thunderstorms, not a new weather front.

Current forecasts indicate that the heat will abate on Friday, but only slightly. Temperatures over next weekend will be in the range of +17 C to + 22 C, places on the coast around +15 degrees. More widespread rainfall could arrive only on Sunday.

With conditions remaining hot and dry, the State Fire and Rescue Service is repeating its plea to the public to be particularly careful in forest areas and not to use naked flames.

Firefighters were busy over the weekend fighting a blaze in Olaine district, shown in the pictures below.

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