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Good Weather – All Year Round

By Iceland Review

The weather of 2009 was good for the most part and temperature was unusually high in the south and above average in the North of Iceland.

Bad storms were unusually few this year, says Trausti Jónsson, meteorologist at the Icelandic Weather Institute in a preliminary weather report for the year 2009. Morgunbladid reported.

“In Reykjavík, this year is set to be the 10th warmest from the beginning of measurements. The temperature was 1.2 °C above the average temperatures measured in 1961 – 1990 and 0.6 above the average in 1931 – 1960.

The temperature in Akureyri, capital of the north, was a bit cooler. The year was only the 30th warmest since meteorological surveying began.

Hours of sunshine in Reykjavík were 1,490 which is 200 hours more than the average. To find a drier July in Reykjavík one needs to trace back to the year 1889. Rainfall in Reykjavík was measured at 713 mm over the year which is ten percent below the average. It’s the driest year in Reykjavík since 1995.

Akureyri was a bit wetter as rain there was measured at 652 mm which is the most since 1991, and 30 percent above average rainfall.

The last week of the year has been very cold all over the country, with frost up to -20°C in the highlands and heavy snowfall in the north.

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