This summer has proven extraordinary in Iceland in terms of weather with a total of 45 days breaking the 20°C (68°F) barrier. A heat record was set on Saturday, when the country had been graced with a temperature of 20°C for 16 days in a row.
From the Nauthólsvík thermal beach in Reykjavík. Archive photo by ESA.
The last record was set in 1990 and 2008 when such warm weather extended over 15 days, Morgunblaðið reports.
The heat wave is expected to continue because there is still warm air above the country. The wind direction will decide where the highest temperatures will be in the coming days. The temperature might exceed 20°C in the capital for the first time this summer.
The highest temperature in Iceland so far this summer was in Hallormsstaður in East Iceland last Friday, reaching 26.6°C (80°F; or 28°C in the East Fjords, according to earlier reports).
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