The snow which has fallen on much of Latvia in recent days will linger a few more days, weather forecasters said December 4.
Intense snowfall is expected to hit Latvia in the next several days, with a blanket of snow to cover the country, plus the weather to get very cold starting Sunday, reports LSM.
This week will be rather gray and damp, but not too cold, according to forecasters.
Weather forecasters say this will be a week in which there is a chill at the beginning but milder temperatures towards the tail-end.
Latvia's northern and eastern reaches were covered in snow on October 25 with the thickest snow blanket of a whopping seven centimeters recorded in Gulbene as well as the Līvāni municipality, according to the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.
This year's first snow is in the forecast, and it is expected it will come with a blizzard.
The clear skies of last week have disappeared and this week will start with strong gusts of wind, according to LSM's weather forecasters.
In the first half of the week, the weather in Latvia will remain sunny and warm, but in the second half of the week, days will be colder and cloudier in most parts, according to weatherman Toms Bricis.
From September 1 to September 19 there has been 121 mm of rainfall recorded in Latvia, making it the rainiest September this century against an average of 71 mm of weather that usually falls this month, according to data by the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.
Continued heavy rain overnight from September 18 to 19 has seen water levels rising across Latvia, more damage to crops and continued traffic problems.
In the early hours of September 18 a rainy weather system reached Latvia from the south, bringing with it heavy rain and flooding in the lowlands, warn forecasters.
While Saturday will still be cloudy with drizzle expected throughout the day, it will be warm for the season at +15..+20C.
Heavy rain in parts of Latvia has caused several roads to become impassable and in some cases, to disappear altogether.
The first half of the week is forecast to be somewhat warm and dry, while the latter half should see temperatures drop by a few degrees.
The weekend's weather in Latvia will be windy, moderately warm and sometimes hot, according to forecasts.
If you were in Riga last night, chances are you were woken up by lightning bolts.
This week sees the peak of the sultry dog days of summer 2017, with temperatures of up to +30C expected over the week.
This week will be warm across Latvia with temperatures close to +25C expected with nights being rather warm too, forecasts say.
This week brings changeable weather but air temperatures are expected to pick up on some days compared to last week, reports LSM's Latvian-language service.
The first half of this week will be warm and just a little rainy but the weather will get colder with heavy rain after Wednesday, forecasts say.
The less than spectacular weather Latvia has experienced so far this summer has had one positive effect: fewer people have drowned than usual.