Meteorologists expect temperatures to exceed 20°C (68°F) in Iceland this weekend for the first time in 2009. The predicted “heat wave” will ensure that the temperature in June will be recorded as above average.
From the thermal beach Nauthólsvík in Reykjavík. Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.
However, many have commented that the summer in Iceland so far has been unusually cold while according to statistics, that isn’t true. Both May and June were above average, especially May, Morgunbladid reports.
According to meteorologist Trausti Jónsson, people have just become used to warm summers in Iceland and therefore it seems as if June has been cold. It may also have seemed cold because Reykjavík didn’t see much sunshine this June.
The average temperature in Reykjavík up until June 24 was 9.1°C (48.4°F), which is 0.5 degrees above average.