It’s truly a shame when you have to look forward to thunder showers and humidity to experience some semblance of a proper summer, but that’s just what Riga’s residents had to do at the end of July when temperatures finally climbed above the 21C mark under the threat of thunder and rain. To say that the summer season has been a disappointment is an understatement and it appeared that even local TV stations regularly changed their weather forecasters to spare them ridicule and derision among the populace. Thankfully, things have improved, so on this optimistic note we’ve published plenty of information about the seaside cities of Jūrmala and Liepāja where locals go to relax by the sea. We’ve also got plenty of tips on how to best enjoy Riga from features on where to find the city’s best hidden terraces and where to listen to live music to pub crawls for beer snobs like us who shun mass-produced pilsners. Whatever you choose to do in Riga, we’ve got a suggestion for you within the pages of Riga In Your Pocket, online at riga.inyourpocket.com or on our free In Your Pocket City Essentials app.