This country is located in northern Europe and bounded on the east by the Russian Federation, north by Estonia, north and northwest by the Baltic Sea, south by Lithuania, and southeast by Belarus. Its climate is relatively temperate owing to the maritime influence of the Baltic Sea. Summers are warm and the weather in spring and autumn fairly mild. Rainfall is common throughout the year with the heaviest rainfall falling in August. However, during severe spells of winter weather Latvia is dominated by cold winds from the interior of Russia and snowfall is common.
The table for Riga shows that conditions in Latvia do not differ much from the weather at St Petersburg in Russia.
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