Climate in Vidzeme

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from 3 measuring stations in Vidzeme.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Vidzeme 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 and you can safely leave your swimwear at home. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from May to September. Nearly unattractive for tourists are the cold months from November to March.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Vidzeme
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 country part Vidzeme. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Vidzeme
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 14 rainy days, December offers the most number of rainy days, and in April the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Vidzeme
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at 2 mm/day, 2 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.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Vidzeme
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With only 69% humidity on average, it is quite dry in May. The highest value of 88% is experienced here in November.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Vidzeme
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy.
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Map of Vidzeme

Most important cities in the country part »Vidzeme«

As the capital region, it is arguably the most important part of Latvia. The country part has a west-east extension of about 200 km and over 140 km from north to south.

Riga632,61456° 56' 46"N24° 6' 21"E
Jurmala54,08856° 58' 5"N23° 46' 13"E
Valmiera26,96357° 32' 28"N25° 25' 39"E
Ogre26,76056° 48' 58"N24° 36' 50"E
Cesis18,19857° 18' 43"N25° 16' 28"E
Salaspils17,60656° 51' 37"N24° 21' 56"E
Olaine12,58456° 47' 7"N23° 56' 17"E
Sigulda10,42257° 9' 7"N24° 51' 53"E
Gulbene9,35557° 10' 40"N26° 45' 10"E
Madona9,28056° 51' 12"N26° 13' 1"E
Limbaži8,97457° 30' 46"N24° 43' 10"E
Valka6,58957° 46' 31"N26° 0' 36"E
Smiltene6,10857° 25' 28"N25° 54' 6"E
Lielvarde5,11456° 43' 14"N24° 48' 27"E
Vangaži4,02057° 5' 37"N24° 32' 55"E
Plavinas3,84856° 37' 4"N25° 43' 32"E
Rujiena3,63857° 53' 51"N25° 19' 54"E
Salacgriva3,42757° 45' 13"N24° 21' 29"E
Ikskile3,36856° 49' 60"N24° 30' 0"E
Saulkrasti3,18457° 15' 44"N24° 24' 53"E
Pinki3,03356° 56' 31"N23° 54' 39"E
Skriveri2,87956° 38' 42"N25° 7' 14"E
Ulbroka2,80056° 56' 28"N24° 17' 23"E
Jaunciems2,68457° 2' 21"N24° 10' 27"E
Mazsalaca2,41257° 51' 48"N25° 3' 17"E
Kegums2,37256° 44' 42"N24° 43' 28"E
Aluksne2,26457° 25' 0"N27° 3' 0"E
Ergli2,18656° 53' 51"N25° 38' 12"E
Jumprava2,17756° 40' 34"N24° 58' 20"E
Incukalns2,02857° 5' 53"N24° 41' 11"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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