The temperature will be below freezing point all around the country when 2010 is bid farewell and 2011 welcomed on New Year’s Eve tomorrow night. The skies are expected to be clear in most places so exploding fireworks should be easily enjoyed.
Fireworks on New Year’s Eve. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.
“It will cool down a little on New Year’s Eve when the wind will blow in from the north. It will clear up here south but it might snow a little in the north,” meteorologist Thorsteinn V. Jónsson at the Icelandic Meteorological Office told Fréttabladid.
In other weather-related news, there was a 32.7°C difference in temperature in Egilsstadir, east Iceland, in one week around Christmas.
The heat measured 10°C (50°F) one day and then dropped to -22.7°C (-8.9°F) another day. It is the greatest fluctuation in temperature Egilsstadir has ever experienced within such a short period of time.