Latvia has ex­pe­ri­enced one of the hottest sum­mers in re­cent years

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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.

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