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Best time to visit Riga, Latvia

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The best time to visit Riga is April-July

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, April-July is the best time to go to Riga.

The very hottest temperatures in Riga get to around 27℃ (81℉) in the height of summer. In the winter, temperatures can get down to -12℃ (10℉) around January.

The sun stays up the longest in Riga in July, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. The wet season in Riga usually falls during the months surrounding July each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Riga below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

July

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Riga seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Riga as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Riga is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Riga

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Riga for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Riga climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Riga for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUN
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Riga in January

  • Average temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average high temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 14 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Riga in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Riga in February

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average high temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average low temperature: -4℃ (24℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 12 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Riga in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Riga in March

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 9 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Riga in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Riga in April

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Riga in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Riga in May

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Riga in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Riga in June

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Riga in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Riga in July

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 16 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Riga in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Riga in August

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 15 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Riga in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Riga in September

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Riga in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Riga in October

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Riga in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Riga in November

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Riga in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Riga in December

  • Average temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 12 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Riga in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Riga is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 23℃ (72℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Riga is generally around April. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in April first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Riga is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Riga, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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