Climate in Latgale

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from three measuring weather stations in Latgale.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Latgale is one of the coldest regions in Latvia with an average daily high temperature of only 10 degrees centigrade. The climate widely corresponds to Central European weather conditions. It is cold, wet and a few beautiful summer months are also happening during a year. It rarely gets really warm here. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from May to September. Less attractive are the cold months from November to March.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Latgale
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 10 hours per day, June is the sunniest month in the region of Latgale. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Latgale
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 13 rainy days, December offers the most number of rainy days, and in April the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Latgale
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 1.1 mm, the least rain falls in March. August, on the other hand, has the most rain.
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Map of Latgale

Most important cities in the region »Latgale«

Only very small villages are located here. The two biggest are Rezekne and Jekabpils. The region has a west-east extension of about 140 km and over 140 km from north to south.

It consists of the 13 districts Balvu, Dagda, Jekabpils, Karsava, Kraslavas, Livani, Ludzas, Preilu, Rezekne, Varaklani, Vilaka, Vilanu and Zilupes.

CityPopulationGeo position
Rezekne38,34056° 30' 0"N27° 19' 0"E
Jekabpils27,07856° 29' 57"N25° 51' 26"E
Kraslava11,08855° 53' 43"N27° 10' 5"E
Ludza10,51456° 32' 60"N27° 43' 0"E
Livani10,07356° 21' 16"N26° 10' 33"E
Preili8,65656° 17' 40"N26° 43' 29"E
Balvi8,40957° 7' 53"N27° 15' 57"E
Vilani3,93456° 33' 9"N26° 55' 28"E
Dagda2,74056° 5' 42"N27° 32' 14"E
Karsava2,64556° 47' 3"N27° 41' 18"E
Varaklani2,10656° 36' 30"N26° 45' 14"E
Zilupe1,89756° 23' 10"N28° 7' 18"E
Vilaka1,52557° 11' 4"N27° 40' 20"E
Jaunaglona1,05356° 9' 38"N27° 0' 26"E

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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