Posts published in Day: April 27, 2019

Honey Coin voted Latvia’s Coin of Year 2018

Saturday, April 27, 2019

More than 9,000 votes in total were received, with over 2,700 giving preference to the Honey Coin. based on Arturs Analts’ work which was awarded the first prize in the competition for the best design of an innovative collector coin. The Honey Coin featuring honeycomb cells is quite an unusual silver collector coin plated with gold. Honeycomb cells form a rough outline of the geographic contour of Latvia and the…

Swedes, Brits and Germans among top tourists in Latvia; Estonians and Lithuanians – less so

Saturday, April 27, 2019

In 2018, foreign travellers crossed the border of Latvia 7.8 million times, which is 0.6 % more than the year before. Last year foreign travellers spent EUR 751.9 million in Latvia, which is EUR 3.7 million or 0.5 % more than a year ago. In 2018, Latvia was visited by 1.9 million foreign overnight travellers (0.2 % less than in 2017), spending 3.2 % or EUR 516.7 million less. Compared…

Meteorologists promise summer-like warmth up to +27° C in Latvia on weekends

Saturday, April 27, 2019

On Saturday, air temperature will reach +22° C… +27° C. On Sunday, however, air temperature will gradually drop and stay at +20° C in southern regions. In northern parts of the country, air temperature will not exceed +9° C… +13° C. On the night to Monday, air temperature in eastern regions will drop to 0° C… +3° C. In the first half of next week, weather in Latvia will be…

Sea change: the underwater restaurant with a new approach to marine research

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Sunlight is filtering through the turquoise waters, shimmering with the waves. Jellyfish float in graceful downwards zigzags like translucent baubles. Darting from left to right among clumps of swaying kelp are fishes speckled with bronze and streaked with silver. This isn’t a scene from the tropics – it’s southern Norway, and it’s the view from a recently opened underwater restaurant, Under, that’s finding a new way to educate people on…

Estonians worried about haze, smell of smoke, apparently from fires in Russia or Belarus

Saturday, April 27, 2019

In central and southern Estonia, a cloud of bluish haze has made people and fire-fighters worried about possible wildfires, but meteorologists and NASA point to smoke coming from Russia and Belarus. Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports that a plane of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) plane seeking to determine the source of a bluish haze over Central and Southern Estonia on Thursday, April 25. Earlier on Thursday,…