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Country meta data

  LATVIA


Availability of station meta data

Out of 162 stations,

- all stations have coordinates

- 45 stations have elevation

- 6 stations have a description of land use

- 6 stations have a specified soil type

- 6 stations have a surface cover description

- 136 stations have additional remarks

- no station has a picture of the measurement location

Available series

An overview of all available daily series for stations in LATVIA can be found in the Data dictionary.

Participants who provided data for this country

Name

Affiliation

City, country

# Series

BALTEX project

Helmholtz-Zentrum

Geesthacht, Germany

45 %

Lubova Pirozenoka

Latvian Environmental, Geological and Meteorological Agency

Riga, Latvia

26 %

GHCND

National Climatic Data Center

Asheville, United states

22 %

Vyacheslav Razuvaev

Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring

Obninsk, Russian federation

3 %

Olga Zolina

Meteorologisches Institut der Universitaet Bonn

Bonn, Germany

3 %

GSN network

World Meteorological Organization

Geneva, Switzerland

1 %

EMULATE project

Climatic Research Unit

Norwich, United kingdom

< 1 %

Record highs and lows

Lowest minimum temperature

8 Feb 1956

   Daugavpils

-43.2

°C

Highest minimum temperature

16 Jul 2001

   Daugavpils

23.1

°C

Lowest maximum temperature

11 Jan 1987

   Aluksne

-30.0

°C

Highest maximum temperature

24 Jul 1996

   YELGAVA

51.1

°C

Highest precipitation amount

16 Sep 1994

   YELGAVA

185.0

mm

Homogeneity test results

The table below shows the number of stations classified as either "Useful" or "Doubtful" (left number) in relation to the total number of station series having sufficient data (right number) for segments of the blended series at each station within fixed time periods. A description of the homogeneity tests that have been applied is given in Project Info > ATBD.

Cloud cover

Precipitation

Pressure

Temperature

Humidity

Wind

Sunshine

1851-2016

1 / 1

1901-1950

1 / 1

2 / 2

1901-2016

1 / 2

3 / 5

1 / 1

0 / 4

1 / 2

1 / 1

1951-1978

4 / 6

15 / 15

6 / 6

4 / 9

6 / 6

5 / 5

1951-2016

3 / 6

5 / 10

6 / 6

3 / 9

6 / 6

3 / 5

4 / 5

1979-2016

3 / 4

1 / 8

6 / 6

2 / 8

4 / 6

4 / 6

4 / 5

Extreme events affecting LATVIA

- Heat wave in Central and Western Europe, Summer 2003

- Mild winter of 2007

- Cold in Central and Western Europe, Winter 2009

- Cold in Europe, Winter 2010

Feedback and contact information

ECA&D Project Team
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

P.O. Box 201
3730 AE De Bilt
The Netherlands
e-mail: eca@knmi.nl
fax: + 31 30 2204614