Latvia weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Latvia

The best time to visit in Latvia is from May until September, when you will have a soft or pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Latvia is 23°C in July and the lowest is -2°C in January. The weather and climate of Latvia is suitable for a winter sports.

Latvia has the continental climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Latvia or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Latvia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) -2 -1 3 9 16 19 23 22 17 10 5 1
Precipitation (mm) 24 19 21 18 23 30 37 38 26 37 22 21
Climate data from city: Riga

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14 day weather forecast Latvia

The weather for in Latvia will be 9° till 10° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Latvia is based on the weather conditions in the city of Riga.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 24 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
0.7 mm 40% 2 m/s 1
Monday 25 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
0.1 mm 20% 4 m/s 2
Tuesday 26 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0.6 mm 35% 5 m/s 2
Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
12°
0.4 mm 30% 6 m/s 1
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
12°
11°
0.5 mm 35% 5 m/s 1
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
14°
0.2 mm 15% 3 m/s 1
Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 2

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 31 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 1
Monday 1 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
6.3 mm 85% 6 m/s 1
Tuesday 2 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
12°
1.9 mm 65% 5 m/s 0
Wednesday 3 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 1
Thursday 4 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
12°
0.9 mm 45% 4 m/s 0
Friday 5 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 0
Saturday 6 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1

Climate Latvia

Latvia has the continental climate prevailing. It is warm in the summer and cold in the winter. The average annual temperature for Latvia is 10° degrees and there is about 315 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 169 days a year with an average humidity of 81% and an UV-index of 3.

Climate table of Latvia

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) -2 -1 3 9 16 19 23 22 17 10 5 1
Night temp. (°C) -5 -5 -2 2 8 11 15 14 11 5 3 -1
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 24 19 21 18 23 30 37 38 26 37 22 21
Days with rain 6 5 10 10 11 13 15 14 14 13 12 9
Days with snow 14 12 9 2 - - - - - - 3 12
Dry days 11 11 12 18 20 17 16 17 16 18 15 10
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 2 2 5 8 10 11 11 10 8 4 3 2
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 1 1 2 3 4 5 5 5 4 2 2 1
Climate data from city: Riga

Latvia weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Latvia? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Latvia?

Latvia lies in a straight line about 17,274 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Riga).

How long is the flight to Latvia?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Latvia is approximately 21 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in Latvia?

These are the largest airports in Latvia:

  • Riga International Airport – Riga
  • Liepāja International Airport – Liepāja
  • Ventspils International Airport – Ventspils

How many inhabitants are there in Latvia?

Latvia has approximately 1,926,500 inhabitants.

How big is Latvia?

The area of Latvia is around 64,589 km². It is 4,5x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Latvia?

The capital of Latvia is Riga.

What is the currency of Latvia?

In Latvia the Euro (EUR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 24 October 2021

  • 1 Euro = 0.58 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 1.72 Euro
  • 10 Euro = 5.82 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 17.17 Euro
  • 100 Euro = 58.23 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 171.72 Euro

What is the area code of Latvia?

The area code to call Latvia is +371.