The summer to beat all summers is still going strong as we write these words. It’s no exaggeration to say that this has been one of the hottest summer seasons on record in the Baltics and temperatures hovering around the 30C mark have been more of the norm than the odd anomaly. Naturally, Latvians were ill-prepared for what is considered to be sweltering heat by most locals. In fact, this lack of foresight also affected us at Riga In Your Pocket as some of our favourite breweries failed to produce enough beer to meet the demand caused by endless sunshine, daily football matches courtesy of the 2018 World Cup in neighbouring Russia and a massive influx of people to Riga for the Latvian Song & Dance Festival held every five years. Even ice cream producers ran out of their most popular flavours by June and soon enough only vanilla and odd flavours that were poor sellers could be found at local supermarkets. 
Only time will tell how long the heat will last but our Craft Beer Crawl and Hidden Terrace features should keep you hydrated, while our Nearby Beaches, Jūrmala and Liepāja features will point you in the right direction to find the sea to cool off. In short, enjoy the wonderful weather with Riga In Your Pocket while you can! And don't forget to download our free In Your Pocket City Essentials app.

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