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Heat Wave Hits Iceland

Temperatures were unusually high for this time of year in Iceland last weekend, rising to 20°C (68°F) at Thingvellir national park and 19°C (66°F) in the capital. People celebrated with various outdoor activities, walking, cycling and riding.

From Nauthólsvík in June 2008. Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.

People crowded into the swimming pools and the capital’s thermal beach, Nauthólsvík, and attended the opening acts of the 2009 Reykjavík Arts Festival downtown.

The weather was sunny and warm in most parts of the country, although it was a bit foggy and chilly in the east, Fréttabladid reports.

The Icelandic Meteorological Office is predicting a continued heat wave, forecasting warm and dry weather throughout the week but rainfall next weekend.

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