The climate in Latvia

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 6 measuring stations in Latvia.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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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
Sunshine hours per day in Latvia

Climate charts for other regions in Latvia

Aluksnes Rajons
Dobeles Rajons
rainy days per month
Rainy days per month in Latvia
Precipitation in mm/day
Precipitation in Latvia
Relative humidity in %
Relative humidity in Latvia
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Absolute humidity in Latvia

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.

Long-term development of temperatures in Latvia