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Frost to return to Latvia this week

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUWeather appropriate to the season is currently found in the eastern regions of the country – Latgale and Vidzeme, where the thickness of snow was 10-16 cm at the beginning of the week. Air temperature at night also remains largely at 0° C…+2° C.

Colder masses of air will soon enter Latvia. Frost is expected to pick up in strength as well. Nevertheless, cold temperature will only remain until the end of the week, when warmer masses of air will once again enter the country.

High atmospheric pressure will increase above Latvia on Tuesday. After that, the influence of the anti-cyclone the centre of which is currently spotted above Western Europe will increase as it will start to move towards the east. This anti-cyclone will largely dictate the weather in Latvia this week – the sky will become clear and days will be sunny with no precipitation.

With that skies clear and wind speed low, air temperature will drop. According to information from the State Environmental, Geology and Meteorology Centre, nighttime air temperature on Tuesday was -5° C…-6° C in Latvia’s eastern regions.

Frost in Vidzeme and Latgale may reach -5° C…-10° C in the next couple of nights. Daytime air temperature is not expected to exceed 0° C as well.

Starting from Thursday, however, a new cyclone will start crossing the Baltic Sea from the south. This cyclone will bring more precipitation to Latvia – snow, wet snow and rain. Wind speed is also expected to increase on Thursday, reaching 15-16 m/sec. Nighttime air temperature is not expected to drop below +1° C…-4° C and daytime air temperature will reach +1° C…+4° C during the week.

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