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June Sees Heat Records

Last June was unusually warm in many parts of Iceland, mbl.is reports. In Stykkishólmur, where temperatures have been recorded since 1845, heat records were broken. They were also broken in Reykjavík, which has been recording temperatures since 1871.


Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

These are the findings of meteorologist Trausti Jónsson. According to him, this is major meteorological news.

June was very dry in most areas, with draughts impeding vegetation in many areas.

Average temperatures in Reykjavík were 11,4 degrees Celcius, which is 2,4 percent above average. Never has June seen higher temperatures.

Since the year 2000, the month of June has been unusually warm, except for 2001.

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