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Heat Wave to Remain in Iceland This Week

The Icelandic Meteorological Office has forecast sunshine and warm temperatures in all parts of the country throughout this week with approximately 20°C (68°F) upcountry in the northeastern regions until Saturday.


The weather in Iceland right now. A screenshot from the website of the Icelandic Meteorological Office.

“People will probably start to complain about lack of precipitation by the end of this week,” commented meteorologist Björn Sævar Einarsson to visir.is.

“It will be warmest inland and the heat is expected to remain throughout this week,” Björn added. “It is not the weather for great undertakings.”

The heat wave is caused by warm air blown in from the south. The so-called freezing point limit above the country was at 12,000 feet yesterday, which is very rare.

The temperature exceeded 20°C in Akureyri yesterday. It appears that many out-of-towners decided to visit during the long Whitsun weekend because the local swimming pool was crowded. Queues formed long before it opened.

Fréttablaðið pointed out that at this time last year, there was snowfall in Akureyri.


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