This week the weather in Latvia will present some striking contrasts, with balmy temperatures f around +20 Celsius on Tuesday followed up by a chilly and possibly snowy Easter weekend.
This week the cold will recede somewhat in Latvia, but starting Wednesday it will be snowy, rainy and quite windy, forecasts say.
On Wednesday, March 25 several eyewitnesses posted on social media about a meteor sighting in the sky above Latvia, and a Latvian Television livestream camera managed to capture the sight from the Rīga city center.
Warm weather is expected later this week, though the downside is people should only enjoy it while observing social distancing measures during the coronavirus outbreak.
On Thursday, March 12 a powerful storm tore through Latvia leaving two people dead due to high winds, according to Latvian news agency LETA on March 12.
Latvia is likely to experience strong storm conditions on Thursday and Friday, according to a warning issued by the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Center.
March will begin with warm but wet weather, according to the latest forecasts from the Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre (LVĢMC).
On Thursday, heavy snowfall is expected in eastern Latvia, forecasts show.
The final week of February is expected to bring a bit of frost and snow to remind everyone of the weather that's usually expected at this time of year but has so far been notable by its absence.
Very strong winds and lashing rain are causing problems across large parts of Latvia February 17 with power outages in some districts.
The storm nearing Europe has been named Storm Dennis by the United Kingdom meteorological service, and according to LSM.lv weatherman Toms Bricis on February 12, the storm could pick up strength as it reaches the Baltic Sea region.
A stormy start to the working week is causing dangerous driving conditions across Latvia and while plenty more rain and strong winds are expected through the rest of the week, the weather should improve slightly by the end.
Forecasts suggest that this weather week in Latvia will be reasonably pleasant, if sometimes cold, characterized by frost and some welcome winter sunshine.
This week, weather in Latvia will be mostly cloudy, with frequent rainfall and temperatures that are warm for the season but will feel cold due to the general dampness and darkness, forecasts threaten.
Forecasters say the current pattern of extremely mild weather for the season is set to continue this week with temperatures remaining above freezing for most of the time except at night.
Over the weekend there will still be no major changes in the unseasonably mild weather of the moment, with warm temperatures and little rainfall, forecasts show.
Warm weather will continue this week with temperature heat records expected for the middle of the week in some areas, according to LSM.lv on January 13.
The weekend of January 11-12 will bring no major changes to the current pattern of unseasonably mild and slightly damp weather, forecasters say.
Above-zero temperatures are set to stay in place throughout much of this week, keeping true winter at bay and frustrating skiers and skaters for another seven days, according to the latest forecasts.
During the last days of the year, the air temperature in Latvia will become more volatile, with precipitation and strong winds expected, but also periods of clear, crisp weather in between, according to forecasts.
This week's winter weather in Latvia looks like being less that picture-postcard perfect with generally wet and windy conditions forecast. If it's not too late to add "raincoat" to your Christmas wish-list, it might be an idea to do so.
This week promises to be fairly warm for the season, with just one brief chilly interlude on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, according to forecasters.
Current weather forecasts do not suggest that Latvia will see much snow this month; rain, not snow is likely for Christmas, reported the LETA newswire December 6.
While December in Latva has started with suitably snowy scenes across the country, with more snow likely on Monday, the latter part of the week could bring less frigid and more soggy conditions, according to forecasters.
A decidedly cold start to the working week will give way to milder temperatures from midweek, according to forecasters, before the return of colder conditions next weekend.
The next five days will bring a cold snap for the majority of Latvia, according to forecasts.
Temperatures across Latvia for independence day celebrations on November 18 are expected to be close to record highs as a period of mild weather continues. However, later in the week temperatures will drop considerably, according to forecasts.
The week from Lāčplēsis Day on November 11 to Independence Day on November 18 will be a warm one for the season, and could even see temperature records fall, according to forecasters.