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. 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.)
Long-term development of temperatures from 1991 - 2017
In the years 1991 to 2017 there were only 4 weather stations in the whole country, which reported continuous temperature values (Daugavpils, Aluksne, Liepaja, Dobele). From these weather reports we have created a long-term development that shows the monthly average temperatures. The hottest month in this entire period was Juli 2010 with 21.4 °C. Januar 2010 was the coldest month with an average temperature of -11.9 °C.
The average annual temperature was about 6.5 °C in the years after 1991 and about 7.2 °C in the last years before 2017. It has therefore increased only slightly by about 0.7 °C over the past 27 years. This trend only applies to the selected 4 weather stations in Latvia. A considerably more comprehensive evaluation of the global warming
has been provided separately.