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Heat record today?

Iceland could be looking at a new January heat record today after the end of the cold wave that hit Iceland in early January and stayed until last week.

According to meteorologist Einar Sveinbjörnsson, there is currently very warm air above the country, which could result in temperatures up to 20°C in south and southeast Iceland, which is very unusual at this time of year. Morgunbladid reports.

Sveinbjörnsson explained on his blog that today the temperature 1,400 meters above ground is expected to reach 10°C.

On January 14 1992 the temperature in the altitude of 1,400 meters was 7°C, resulting in 18.8°C on ground, in Dalatangi in east Iceland.

Sveinbjörnsson said even last summer the temperature never reached 10°C 1,400 meters above ground as it might today. But in summer the sun affects the ground temperature, he explained.

Click here to see what Reykjavík looked like last week.

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