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Iceland Heat Wave Over Soon, Polar Air Underway

It has been warm and sunny in most parts of the country for more than one week. Last week the temperature reached as much as 23°C (73°F) in Húsafell in west Iceland. However, weather forecasts indicate that the heat wave is over for now. Tomorrow, the temperatures are expected to drop significantly, especially in east Iceland.

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Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Meteorologist Einar Sveinbjörnsson told Morgunblaðið that the high that has been hovering above the country in the past days will recede to the west, giving access too cold polar air currents. They is expected to move across east Iceland, causing cool northerly and northeasterly wind directions to blow across the entire country.

Snowfall is even forecast in the mountains, and night frost in northeast and east Iceland. Yet Einar said this is not a typical hret, or cold spell, such weather fluctuations and drop in temperatures are not uncommon in early June.

Also last weekend, in a period of 24 hours between Friday and Saturday evening, a difference of 25.6°C was recorded in the country with -2.8°C (27°F) in Fáskrúðsfjörður in the east and 22.8°C in Hella and Árnes in the south, mbl.is reports.

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