The best times to visit Riga for ideal weather are

May 28th to September 16th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Riga Travel Info

Weather in Riga

Temperature

Average temperatures in Riga vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 46th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Riga, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 76°F (24.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.4°F (13.6°C) at night.

Riga Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Riga Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Riga Perceived Temperature (F)

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Riga Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Riga Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan30.125.720.2
Feb30.625.719.8
Mar40.734.226.6
Apr52.543.633.4
May63.25442.7
Jun68.760.349.4
Jul74.665.855.6
Aug7263.653.9
Sep62.754.946.4
Oct50.744.237.3
Nov4238.434.1
Dec34.431.127.2

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan-1.1-3.5-6.6
Feb-0.8-3.5-6.8
Mar4.81.2-3
Apr11.46.40.8
May17.312.25.9
Jun20.415.79.7
Jul23.718.813.1
Aug22.217.612.2
Sep17.112.78
Oct10.46.82.9
Nov5.63.61.2
Dec1.3-0.5-2.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Riga are October, February, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid January with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.

When can you find snow in Riga? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to early to mid January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Riga is often around around November 19th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Riga.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Riga (in).

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan14%11.4
Feb5%0.40.6
Mar7%00.6
Apr6%00.8
May13%01.1
Jun12%01.1
Jul14%01.6
Aug8%01.5
Sep6%00.8
Oct5%00.8
Nov10%10.7
Dec7%0.90.7

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan142.53.6
Feb511.5
Mar701.5
Apr602
May1302.8
Jun1202.8
Jul1404.1
Aug803.8
Sep602
Oct502
Nov102.51.8
Dec72.31.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Riga has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (61.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (88.7%).

Wind in Riga is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by January and November. December’s average wind speed of around 8.1 knots (9.3 MPH or 15 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early January where average top sustained speeds reach 13.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Riga.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan7.7Gentle breeze12.2Significant breeze
Feb7Gentle breeze11.5Significant breeze
Mar7.1Gentle breeze12.2Significant breeze
Apr6.8Light breeze12.6Significant breeze
May6.3Light breeze12.2Significant breeze
Jun6.3Light breeze12Significant breeze
Jul6Light breeze11.5Significant breeze
Aug5.8Light breeze11.1Significant breeze
Sep5.9Light breeze11Significant breeze
Oct6.6Light breeze11.4Significant breeze
Nov7.2Gentle breeze11.6Significant breeze
Dec8.1Gentle breeze12.8Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan84.5%
Feb81%
Mar72.2%
Apr61.3%
May62.3%
Jun64.4%
Jul67.9%
Aug71.5%
Sep77.5%
Oct81.8%
Nov88.7%
Dec87.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Riga?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Latvia; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Riga, Latvia is July, followed by December and August. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Riga in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 36.5 in October means 36.5% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Riga Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 67.8°F (19.9°C) and 35.7°F (2.1°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Riga, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 65.5°F (18.6°C) and 36.4°F (2.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 3 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Riga to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 36.6°F (2.6°C) and 25.5°F (-3.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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