The Latvian climate is humid, continental and temperate owing to the maritime influence of the Baltic Sea.
The spring months in Latvia are pleasant, often cool, with morning showers along the coastal areas.
Summers (June through August) are warm, often hot. High temps in July occasionally reach to 35°C (95°F), while the average daily highs across the country are near 20°C (68°F)
Winters (December through March) are cold, often very cold. Typical low temps run near -6°C (21°F) while they can reach down to -30°C (-22°F)
Summer percipitation does include some heavy rain, complete with thunderstorms, but most rain occurs in the fall.
Winter brings snow across the country, often heavy, with the greatest amounts accumulating to the east of Riga.
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|Land Area||62,249 km2|
|Water Area||2,340 km2|
|Total Area||64,589km2 (#122)|
|Government Type||Parliamentary Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$50.65 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$25,700|