Riga Flights and Travel Guide

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Riga - Introduction

Riga is the capital of Latvia and lies in the southwest of the country, on a flat plain, bisected by the Daugava River. The city is situated on the coast of Gulf of Riga in the Baltic Sea.

It is the largest city in the Baltic region, and has a vibrant, big-city feel. It dates back 800 years and was an important Northern European port prior to Soviet occupation. Riga boasts an impressive amount of Art-Nouveau buildings, a medieval old town on the UNESCO list, and many parks. Today new construction mushrooms all over the city.

Riga also boasts a lively nightlife sparking with bars and clubs. There are also music festivals and concerts, spread throughout the year.

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Riga - Climate

Riga has a humid continental climate, with high humidity levels due to its proximity to the sea, especially in autumn. Summers are short and moderately warm with high humidity and average temperatures stay around 18˚ C. Winters are long and cold with heavy snowfall and average temperatures of -2˚ C.

January average temperature -4 deg Celsius 38 mm rainfall
February average temperature -4 deg Celsius, 28 mm rainfall
March average temperature -1 deg Celsius, 30 mm rainfall
April average temperature 5 deg Celsius, 43 mm rainfall
May average temperature 10 deg Celsius, 46 mm rainfall
June average temperature 15 deg Celsius, 63 mm rainfall
July average temperature 16 deg Celsius, 79 mm rainfall
August average temperature 15 deg Celsius, 79 mm rainfall
September average temperature 11 deg Celsius, 79 mm rainfall
October average temperature 5 deg Celsius, 63 mm rainfall
November average temperature 0 deg Celsius, 63 mm rainfall
December average temperature -2 deg Celsius, 48 mm rainfall

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Riga - When To Go

The best time to visit is spring, as the city comes alive with festivals and other activities. The summers are warm and pleasant as well, although prone to occasional thunderstorms.

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