Adapting to the climate in Latvia

Hello everyone,

Adjusting to new climatic conditions is key in any expatriation process. Moving to Latvia is no exception.

What are the climate characteristics of Latvia?

How does the local weather impact your daily life, mood or health?

What are the pros and cons of the climate in Latvia?

Share you advice and help people adapt quickly to their new weather environment.

Thanks in advance,


Hello Pricilla. Great summers to enjoy becomes quite hot at times. Little rain in May to October and reaches 109 F often. The down side is the winters are long and if snow it is deep and lasting.If not it can freeze 38 cel below. The good thing for me who hates the cold is that we can stay in with log fires and a well insulated house. That is the secret here. It also means I may save up during the heavy winters and my pensions come handy when spring comes. I bought a car last spring outright. This spring a new conservatory on the front of house. It is fairly cheap here so we have to stock pile logs and food ready for winter. Others find winter sports but not us. It is hard keeping warm when first living here as the summer cons one into thinking the winter mild. Then bang bear skin hats and insulated fur wraps and gloves and socks and trouser and overcoats. No sucking mintoes here to keep warm it is a hard Siberian prospect to witness a winter here. Once one is set up it isnt that bad.

Hello  :)

I am an avid lover of the cold and the weather here has been very hot, for me. I went through an entire slew of viruses while i adapt to this climate, but overall the weather is enjoyable; especially in the evenings.

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