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Weather in Riga

Like the rest of Latvia, Riga has a temperate climate. Even though the Baltic Sea is just over 12km (7 miles) away, Riga's weather is not as harsh as some might imagine.

Spring (March to May) sees temperatures gradually increase from 3ºC (37ºF) in March to 16ºC (61ºF) in May. As the season progresses, days are often blessed with balmy daytime temperatures and long hours of daylight. This is the best time to visit Riga.

Summer (June to August) is rainy as the city receives 80mm (3.1 inches) to 90mm inches (3.5 inches) of rain each month on the average, although when the sun shines, the city's numerous parks fill up, tables spill out of cafes and revellers laze by the city canal, in a scene that is more Mediterranean than Eastern European. In August, the average high is 20°C (68°F) while the average low is 13°C (55°F).

Autumn (September to November) starts off rainy but getting dryer by October. In November, the average high is 4°C (39°F) while the average low is 1°C (34°F). Pack warm clothes is the best choice.

Winter (December to February) can be long, dark and bitter, with temperatures often hover around 0°C (32°F). Don’t let that discourage you from visiting, the Christmas markets in Riga is amazing and the WinterFest is another worthy diversion.

Weather (day) Temp (max day) Rain (mm) Wind (mph) Humidity Pressure Visibility
Monday
Sunny
Sunny skies
13
°C
0.7
17
nnw
0-20%
1005 mb
good
Tuesday
PartlyCloudyDay
Partly cloudy skies
9
°C
0.9
21
nnw
20-40%
1024 mb
good
Wednesday
ModRain
Moderate rain
21
°C
16.1
23
wsw
80-100%
1016 mb
moderate
Thursday
Overcast
Overcast skies
14
°C
0
8
nw
80-100%
1012 mb
good
Friday
IsoRainSwrsDay
Light rain shower
18
°C
1.3
19
nnw
80-100%
1007 mb
good
Saturday
Sunny
Sunny skies
8
°C
0
8
nnw
0-20%
1026 mb
good
Sunday
Overcast
Overcast skies
16
°C
0.1
16
sw
80-100%
1024 mb
good
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Last updated: 2018-09-24 21:15:54
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The maximum temperature is the highest temperature forecast between dawn and dusk, and the minimum temperature is the lowest temperature expected from dusk on the day in question to dawn the next day. The temperature is in °C, or Celsius.
Wind speed and direction are the conditions expected at midday. Wind direction is based on a 16 point compass. W, SW, SSW, etc. The wind direction states where the wind originates. Wind speed is listed in MPH or miles per hour.
Humidity levels indicates how much water vapour the air contains compared to the maximum it could contain at that temperature. As a general guide:
  • 0 to 30 is very low
  • 31 to 50 is low
  • 51 to 70 is moderate to low
  • 71 to 80 is moderate
  • 81 to 90 is moderate to high
  • 91 to 100 is high
Pressure is measured in millibars (mb)
Visibility based on whether the human eye can see the following distances:
  • Very poor - less than 1km
  • Poor - between 1km and 4km
  • Moderate - between 4km and 10km
  • Good - between 10km and 20km
  • Very good - between 20km and 40km
  • Excellent - more than 40km
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