The Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Center has issued an orange warning on the entire Latvian coast on Thursday, and a yellow warning elsewhere in the country. The wind will break the trees, loose objects and debris may be carried through the air, power outages may occur.
The greatest wind damage is expected in Riga and the regions around the capital.
In Riga and elsewhere on the coast of Vidzeme, there will also be the largest increase in water – the water level in the sea, estuaries and associated water bodies is expected to be on average 70 centimeters higher on Thursday afternoon than on Wednesday morning. Floods are not expected.
The height of the waves in the Gulf of Riga can exceed three meters, in the central part of the Baltic Sea – seven meters.
In most parts of Latvia on Thursday, western and northwestern wind gusts of up to 17-22 meters per second are expected. The night will be slower on Friday night.
The air temperature will drop sharply, on Thursday afternoon it is expected from +8 degrees in Vidzeme to +9 .. + 14 degrees in the rest of the country. Occasional rain, in places heavily.
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