Week’s dry frosty start to ease into wetter windy weekend

Latvia’s state meteorology service forecasts a gradual increase of temperatures during the work week, though Monday morning dawned frosty throughout the land, especially so in far northeast Alūksne district, where the frost measured up to 16 millimeters in diameter under one of the only sunny corners of the country.

 

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A deep freeze will prevail for most of Monday and Tuesday, with morning lows dipping down to between -6 and -11 degrees Celsius, in parts of northeast and central Vidzeme province to -15 degrees. On the horn of western Kurzeme province by the shore low temperatures will stay between -3 and -5 degrees.

Skies will remain mostly cloudy Monday with occasional sunshine and no precipitation. On Tuesday winds will pick up from the south, southeast and high temperatures during the day will reach between -2 and -7 degrees, nearing zero in coastal areas.

On Wednesday a cyclone centered over the edge of Finland will turn the winds from the southwest, bringing in warming air temperatures. Nighttime lows will be between -5 and -19 degrees inland, around zero on the coasts, while highs during the day should stay between -5 and zero inland and +1 to +5 on the shore. Skies are expected to stay cloudy, though no precipitation is expected.

The extended forecast by Thursday and Friday calls for an anticyclone to keep the weather relatively dry, with slow to moderate south southeast winds keeping lows between -4 and -9, up to around zero on the coasts, and daytime highs between -5 and zero, up to between +1 and +3 degrees on the coasts.

On Saturday meteorologists predict a turn in the weather for the worse, as stronger southwest winds with gusts up to 15 meters per second kick up. Scattered rainfall is expected throughout most of the country, which could turn to wet snow in the eastern regions. Overnight freezing temperatures will create icy conditions on the roads, however daytime high temperatures will approach zero, with coastal areas seeing the mercury climb up to +5 degrees.

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