Latvia has experienced one of the hottest summers in recent years
The average air temperature recorded in Latvia during the calendar summer (June-August) season was +18.1° C, which is 1.9° C higher than the seasonal norm. This makes the summer of 2018 the second hottest summer since 1924.
The hottest summer recorded in Latvia’s history was that of 2010, when average air temperature was +18.4° C. Minimal air temperature this summer was recorded in Stended on 6 June and was -1.6 C. Maximum air temperature (+34.2° C) was recorded in Bauska on 30 July. This is also a new temperature record for Bauska.
New air temperature records were registered in Ainaži (+33.7° C) and Kolka (+32.1° C). Air temperature records were registered three days in a row.
Average air temperature-wise, July was the hottest month in Latvia with an average of +19.8° C. This makes it the third hottest month in the history of meteorological observations in Latvia. Average air temperature was +15.8° C in June 2018. Meteorological summer in Latvia lasted 127 days, making it the second longest summer since 1961.