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The climate of Riga: when to go to Riga

Riga has a continental type of climate that has long cold and dark winters, the average temperature in January is about -4 ° C, but on the coldest days the temperature can drop to -30 ° C also, on the other hand, the summer season is short but relatively mild in summer the average temperature is about 17 ° C, with long days of light.

Rainfall is relatively low, but it rains more in the summer months, the average annual rainfall is 620 mm. The wettest months are between June and November, February and March are the driest months. Riga has an annual average of nearly 186 days of rain. The fog is common during the fall due to the presence of the Baltic Sea. Snow is quite frequent in winter and stays on the ground for about three months a year.

In the winter the average minimum temperatures of Riga vary between -6 ° C and -4 ° C, while the average maximum winter temperatures ranging between -2 ° C and 0 ° C, the coldest months are January and February. In summer the average maximum temperatures vary between 21 ° C and 19 ° C, while the summer average minimum temperatures vary between 13 ° C and 11 ° C, the warmest month is July.


The best time to visit Riga are the months between May and September, milder – but with more chance of rain – and with long bright days.


RIGA (7 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January -7,8 -2,3 33,7 21,5
February -7,6 -1,7 27,0 18,6
March -4,7 2,7 27,9 15,7
April 1,0 9,8 41,1 11,0
May 5,9 16,2 42,5 11,8
June 10,0 20,1 59,9 12,1
July 12,3 21,7 74,3 12,8
August 11,8 21,0 73,1 13,7
September 8,0 16,3 78,9 13,0
October 4,0 10,4 60,2 16,0
November -0,5 3,9 57,3 18,9
December -4,4 0,3 46,0 20,6
YEAR 2,3 9,9 620,9 185,7



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