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Weather in Latvia to become warmer this week; thaw to settle in

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUWeather in Latvia will be dictated by an anticyclone at the beginning of the week. Precipitation is only expected in some areas, mostly in the north. The sky will be cloudy for the most part. Still some sun is expected every now and then, as reported by State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre.

At the same time, meteorologists say that there will be slow or moderate south, south-west wind. Air temperature will drop to -2° C… -7° C. At times, air temperature may drop as a far as -12° C. Daytime air temperature will range from 0° C… -6° C.

The situation will change in the middle of the week. A large cyclone will approach Latvia from the west – the sky will become cloudy, and a warm atmospheric front will pass through Latvia’s territories. Some snow is expected initially. However, as air temperature gradually goes up, snow will become wet snow and rain. South, south-west winds will pick up in strength. Wind speed will likely reach 15-17 m/sec along the coast. Thaw will begin in many parts of Latvia. It will affect the west the most, where snow is expected to thaw completely. Air temperature will reach +2° C… +5° C during the day, whereas air temperature at night will remain around -2° C… +3° C.

A cold atmospheric front will pass through Latvia at the end of the week. It is expected to snow in many parts of Latvia. The layer of snow will likely grow by 3-5 cm. Air temperature at day and night will stay below 0° C.

Cyclone activity will continue dictating weather in Latvia on Saturday and Sunday. Several precipitation zones will pass through Latvia, bringing wet snow to most of Latvia.

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