In last week of February warm air masses entered into Latvia, it cause intense snow melt and ice break up, started water level rise. Because of water level rise it is possible that lowest places inundation will start. Today and weekend water level rise will continue, in some smaller rivers water levels will stabilize and start drop down.
Kurzeme rivers, including Venta and Bārta ice break up will continue.
Lielupe basin rivers spring flood will become more intense - ice break up is expected and ice jams will occur in places.
Water levels in short term will continue to rise in both Latgale and Vidzeme rivers, locally ice break up is possible, but due to air temperature drop down, water level rise intensity will lower. BE AWARE of areas that are subject to flooding. The public are advised to be cautious when driving or walking in endangered areas