Yesterday night, a new heat record was recorded for February in Reykjavík with the temperature reaching 10.2°C/ 50.4°F.
Reykjavík. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.
The previous record was 10.1°C/ 50.2°F from February 8, 1935. But it was not only warm in the capital, the temperature in Seyðisfjörður soared to 15.3°C/59.5°F, an all-time record in Iceland on February 25. At Mánárbakki near Húsavík, Northeast Iceland, the temperature reached 12.2°C/ 53.9°F.
February 2013 could be the warmest February ever in Iceland, beating the record from 1964, mbl.is reports.
Reykjavík has been warmer than London, 1880 km/1168 miles south and east from the capital, for most of the month. Today, the forecast is for 8°C/47°F in Reykjavík and 6°C/43°F in London.
The heat and the rain is not the only blessing, as reported earlier, four travelers were saved from the roof of a truck in Landmannalaugar after it got stuck in a river.
Read more about that story here.