Climate zone: Moderate zone of the northern hemisphere
The climate in Latvia widely corresponds to the German weather conditions. It is cold, wet and a few beautiful summer months are also happening. 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.
› Duration of daylight and sunshine in Latvia
hours of sunshine per day rainy days per month Precipitation in mm/day Relative humidity in % Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Temperature records of the last 70 years
The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to December 2019 was reported by the Daugavpils weather station. In June 2019 the record temperature of 32.7 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 5 weather stations in Latvia below 200 metres altitude, was recorded in 2018 with an average temperature of 18.7 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 15.7 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 23.9 °C.
The coldest day in these 70 years was reported by the weather station Dobele. Here the temperature dropped to -22.5 °C in January 2016. Dobele lies at an altitude of 43 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1963 with an average temperature of -8.7 °C. In Latvia, it is usual to have about 6.6 degrees more at -2.1 °C for this three-month period.