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Air temperature in Latvia to go down to -25° C

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Under the influence of anti-cyclone, the weather in Latvia will remain sunny and dry until the end of the working week. However, it will remain cold, with night temperatures varying between -15° C…-20° C.

It will be warmer near Kurzeme’s coastline, but eastern regions of Latvia will see air temperature ranging from -23° C…-25° C at night. At day, however, the temperature will stick within -1° C…-6° C, according to the Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

Weather will change on Friday – an active cyclone will come to Latvia from the south, bringing along snow. Wind speed will increase to 15-19 m/sec.

Even though the average air temperature was only one degree below norm in the first ten-day period of calendar spring, the weather has been very unpredictable. The average daytime air temperature have varied 4 – 5 degrees above the norm on March 1-6 and to 4 degrees below the norm on March 4.

Precipitation was noted only in the first half of the ten-day period. The amount was only equal to 75% of the norm. The volume of precipitation in Kurzeme and the country’s central regions was lower than the norm; precipitation volume in Rucava an Liepaja was only 20-30% of the norm. It was snowing in eastern and central regions of Latvia on March 3. As a result – the volume of precipitation there reached 110-150%.

Snow is still found in some areas of Latvia. The thickest layers of snow are found in eastern regions – 24-44 cm. The thickest layer of snow was found in Aluksne on March 4 – 61 cm.

Wind speed reached 18-24 m/sec at times. Ventspils experienced very strong gusts (29 m/sec).

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