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Temperature records broken in Latvia as heat wave pushes on

  • 2014-08-05
  • From wire reports, RIGA

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Tempartures in Latvia have exceeded 37 degrees for the first time in the country's history, weather experts say.

Meteorologists registered 37.8 degrees Celsius in Ventspils yesterday afternoon. The previous record for Latvia was 36.7 celsius in Ventspils.

Elsewhere, temperatures in Rucava reached 36.5 degrees Celsius yesterday whilst Pavilosta recorded 35.6 degrees. Temperatures in Kuldiga and Dobele yesterday rose to 35 degrees celsius. Riga and Daugavpils recorded 33 and 32 degrees celsius respectively.

Daugavpils also broke a pervious record in 1943 after temperatures reached 36.4 degrees on a sunny August day.