which in June has not yet been experienced in the history of meteorological observations in Latvia,
projected in Latgale, Selia and part of Vidzeme. The June heat record in Latvia is +34.6 degrees on June 28, 1973 in Mērsrags.
In Kurzeme and places in the central part of the country, the air temperature on Midsummer’s Day is not expected to be higher than +30 degrees. The minimum air temperature on Midsummer night could be from +13 .. + 18 degrees in Kurzeme to +19 .. + 22 degrees in Latgale and east of Vidzeme.
Thunderstorms are most likely in Kurzeme at the beginning of the festival, later in the whole country. Forecasts will be updated.
It has already been reported that thunderstorms are often devastating in large steam – with storms, whirlwinds, giant hail and flooding rain. Preliminary data show that the risk of a large storm in the coming days in Latvia will be small, but locally devastating wind gusts, heavy hail and very intense rain are possible. Mostly wind is expected during the holidays. Drought and fire hazards will increase in places where rain clouds will pass.
For five consecutive days, until June 24, the national heat record for that date is expected to fall.
According to the data of the Latvian Center for Environment, Geology and Meteorology, the new record for June 20 is +33 degrees in Mērsrags. The record for June 21 is still +32.4 degrees in 1917. The highest air temperature recorded in Latvia so far on June 22 is +31.2 degrees in 1936, while the Midsummer Day record is +31.8 degrees in 1964, but on Midsummer Day it has not been registered by +30.6 degrees so far. higher air temperature – so warm on June 24 was in 1935.