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Riga Climate & Temperature

  • Riga, Latvia is at 5655'N, 2358'E, 9 m (29 ft). See map.
  • Riga has a humid continental climate with severe winters, no dry season, warm summers and strong seasonality (Kppen-Geiger classification: Dfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Riga is situated in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 6.2 degrees Celsius (43.2 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 21.6 °C (38.9°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental. Riga Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach -1.3°C (29.6°F) on average falling to -7°C (19.4°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 9°C (48.2°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 0.3°C (32.6°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 20.7°C (69.2°F) and average low temperatures are 10.7°C (51.2°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 10°C (50°F) during the day and lows of 3.3°C (38°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 636 mm (25 inches) which is equivalent to 636 Litres/m (15.6 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 1812 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Riga you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Taiaroa Head, New Zealand where you would find a Marine west coast climate.

Riga Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (28) -2 (28) 2 (36) 9 (48) 16 (61) 19 (66) 22 (72) 21 (70) 16 (61) 10 (50) 4 (39) 0 (32) 10 (49)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -5 (24) -4 (24) -1 (31) 5 (41) 11 (53) 16 (60) 17 (62) 16 (61) 12 (54) 7 (45) 2 (36) -2 (28) 6 (43)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -8 (18) -8 (18) -5 (23) 1 (34) 5 (41) 9 (48) 12 (54) 11 (52) 8 (46) 3 (37) -1 (30) -5 (23) 2 (35)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 33 (1) 25 (1) 31 (1) 39 (2) 43 (2) 61 (2) 79 (3) 79 (3) 76 (3) 60 (2) 61 (2) 49 (2) 636 (25)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 19 (61) 15 (53) 12 (39) 13 (43) 12 (39) 13 (43) 14 (45) 15 (48) 16 (53) 16 (52) 17 (57) 18 (58) 180 (49)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 1h 09' 2h 09' 4h 30' 6h 34' 8h 38' 9h 24' 8h 54' 7h 34' 5h 32' 2h 56' 1h 10' 0h 48' 4h 57'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 7h 29' 9h 24' 11h 46' 14h 15' 16h 29' 17h 43' 17h 09' 15h 10' 12h 44' 10h 15' 8h 02' 6h 50' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 16 (84) 24 (76) 39 (61) 47 (53) 53 (47) 54 (46) 53 (47) 51 (49) 44 (56) 29 (71) 15 (85) 12 (88) 41 (59)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 13.2 22.5 33.4 45 53.3 56.5 53.5 45.2 33.7 22.3 13.1 9.7 33.4

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