We’re often asked what a typical summer is like in Riga, but unfortunately there is no easy answer. Baltic weather is mercurial at the best of times and while temperatures can soar to the high 20s at the end of May, it’s just as likely that rain and cool winds will descend on the Latvian capital in mid-June. The secret to enjoying a local summer is to hope for the best, but to prepare for the worst. Rain gear is usually essential kit for the Midsummer Eve celebrations that rage across the country from June 23 - 24, but we’ll be optimists and encourage you to bring a swimsuit to take advantage of the beaches in and around Riga, just in case a heat wave decides to move in. For hundreds of other activities, events and other tips keep reading Riga In Your Pocket.