Normally, temperatures of +20 degrees are recorded for the first time in mid-April.
Last year +20 degrees was recorded for the first time on April 6, 2015 - April 11, 2014 - April 19, 2013 - April 18, 2012 - April 27, 2011 - 22, but in 2010 even later - only on April 30.
So far, the highest air temperature for 2 April was in 1913, when Riga recorded +18.5 degrees - so Sunday topped that my almost two degrees.
A total of 13 observation stations recorded 2 April heat records.
Šodien daudzviet uzspīd saule. 13 NS fiksēti jauni maksimālās gaisa temperatūras rekordi, Daugavpilī pārspēts arī absolūtais 2.04. maksimums pic.twitter.com/ObfesrMMNg— Meteo.lv (@LVGMC_Meteo) April 2, 2017
However, by Monday temperatures have dropped considerably and weekend's preview of summer is no more than a pleasant memory.
Rain and even snow are possible this week, say forecasters.
On Monday and Tuesday precipitation is not expected and daytime air temperatures will be around +6 C to +8 C in coastal areas and +9 to +14 degrees elsewhere.
On Wednesday, our region will be under a cyclone, so the sky will cloud over and rain can be expected.
Temperatures during the day may rise to around +13 C - but it looks like we'll have to wait a little longer for a return to +20 C.