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Climate and weather of Latvia



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Climate

 
Latvia has a temperate continental climate with four seasons.

Temperatures range between -2° in January and 21° in July. Rainfall reaches 670 mm per year. Humidity is high all the time (80%) and the sky is cloudy most of the time (the sun shines forty to seventy days per year).

Winter (November to March)
Temperatures are low (-2°) or very low (-30°) when cold winds pass through Latvia. Rainfall is low but snowfall is frequent. The sun shines between two and three hours per day.

Spring (April to May)
Temperatures rise quickly (9° in April, 16° in May) and rainfall is low.

Summer (June to August)
Temperatures reach 21° during the daytime (they sometimes rise to 30°), but the nights are cool (11°). Rainfall are high (thunderstorms and heavy showers are often accompanied by high winds). Sunshine oscillate between eight and ten hours a day.

Autumn (September to October)
Temperatures progressively drop (16° in September, 10° in October) and rainfall is moderate. The first snows sometimes falls in October.

 When to go to Latvia (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Latvia is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Riga (Capital of Latvia)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
-2°
-2°
10°
16°
20°
min
-8°
-8°
-4°
11°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
21°
21°
16°
10°
min
12°
11°
-5°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
30
20
30
40
40
60
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
80
80
80
60
60
50

Daugavpils

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
-4°
-3°
10°
18°
21°
min
-10°
-10°
-6°
10°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
22°
21°
16°
10°
-2°
min
11°
10°
-1°
-7°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
30
30
30
40
50
70
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
80
70
70
50
50
40

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Latvia are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Latvia weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Latvia, a country located in Northern Europe, is bordered by Estonia to the north, by Russia to the east, by Belarus to the southeast, by Lithuania to the south and by the Baltic Sea to the west.

Capital: Riga
Area: 65 000 kmē
Population: 2 000 000 inhabitants
Language: Latvian
Currency: Euro

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