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Weekend weather: warm and wet
Weekend weather: warm and wet
This weekend and next week, air temperatures in Latvia will be much higher than usual at the end of February, with rain and fog expected at times, according to forecasts.
A warm day in Liepāja
A warm day in Liepāja
On Friday afternoon, the air temperature in Latvia's south-western city of Liepāja rose to a balmy 9.6 degrees Celsius, surpassing a record that had stood for nearly a century, according to data from the Latvian Center for Environment, Geology and Meteorology (LVĢMC).
Spring begins in some parts of Latvia
Spring begins in some parts of Latvia
On February 12, in some parts in western and southern Latvia, as well as in Rīga, the meteorological spring began, preliminary information suggests.
Snowy, icy Saturday expected
Snowy, icy Saturday expected
On Saturday, February 10, snow is expected in many parts of Latvia arriving from the south and southwest in the afternoon. In some parts of Latvia, roads are icy.
Snowfall to continue at night
Snowfall to continue at night
On Thursday, snow layer in Rīga grew by 11 centimeters, forming a 16 centimetre thick layer of snow along with the previous snow cover, according to information from the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Center.
Blizzard in Latvia on Wednesday morning
Blizzard in Latvia on Wednesday morning
On Wednesday morning, in many places in Latvia, snowfall and blizzard continues. Snowing intensity will diminish throughout the day, according to forecasts.
Week will get gradually colder in Latvia
Week will get gradually colder in Latvia
Although the sun will sometimes shine in the beginning of the second week of February, there will be plenty of clouds in the sky, according to the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Center (LVGMC).
Weekend will be windy and warm
Weekend will be windy and warm
The weather in Latvia will be windy during the weekend, and a major thaw is expected, according to forecasts.
January was rather cold in Latvia
January was rather cold in Latvia
 Although January ended with a thaw in Latvia, overall it was the coldest month in at least three years, according to information from the Latvian Environment, Geology, and Meteorology Center.
Mild weather week ahead in Latvia
Mild weather week ahead in Latvia
In the last week of January, subzero temperatures are only expected at night, according to the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Center's forecasts.
Flooding reported in south-western Latvia
Flooding reported in south-western Latvia
Rising water levels in the River Tosele in Nica parish, south-western Latvia have caused some localized flooding that has required several residents to be evacuated, South Kurzeme district municipality said January 26.
2023 was third-warmest year ever in Latvia
2023 was third-warmest year ever in Latvia
Last year's average air temperature in Latvia was 7.8 degrees, or one degree above the 1991-2020 average temperature, according to information compiled by the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Center.
Blizzard and rain in Latvia Wednesday
Blizzard and rain in Latvia Wednesday
Precipitation will cross Latvia from the west on Wednesday - wet snow, freezing rain, and rain are expected, and rainfall will be strong in many places.
Extremely cold Monday morning in Latvia
Extremely cold Monday morning in Latvia
Monday morning is colder than -20 C in most of Latvia, with temperatures reaching -30 C in some places in eastern regions, according to data from weather observation stations.
Sunday morning was coldest in eight years in Latvia
Sunday morning was coldest in eight years in Latvia
On Sunday morning, the air temperature at the observation station in the center of Riga dropped to -20 degrees – for the first time since January 2016, according to the Latvian Centre for Environment, Geology and Meteorology (LVGMC).

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