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12 Mar 2020 | 08:59 PM UTC

Latvia: Severe wind warnings in place March 12-13

Weather officials issue severe wind and storm warnings for west and southwestern parts of Latvia for March 12-13; associated disruptions possible

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Event

The Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Center (LVĢMC) has issued red weather warnings (the highest on a four-tier scale) for western and southwestern parts of the country from Thursday, March 12, into Friday, March 13. Strong winds of up to 90 mph (56 mph) are expected to impact the region before decreasing on Friday evening (local time). Orange wind warnings (the second highest on a four-tier scale) are in effect for the rest of the country, including the capital Riga. Some rain is also forecast across the country as the storm moves through the region. Up-to-date weather warnings can be found on the LVĢMC website here.

Related transportation disruptions, hazardous driving conditions, and power outages are possible through Friday.

Advice

Individuals in Latvia are advised to monitor local weather reports, prepare for transportation disruptions (including road closures) and power outages, confirm travel itineraries, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.