Riga Climate and Weather

Riga has a moderate climate, influenced by its close proximity to the sea. Summers tend to be short and cool with cloud cover, and high temperatures average around 64F (18C). Winters are usually long, dark and cold, with temperatures averaging between 18F (-8C) and 28F (-2C) in January. Snowfall is heavy and snow cover usually lasts from mid-December to mid-March. The city is overcast for roughly 40 percent of the year.