Despite a cold spell this weekend it is too early to declare that the summer is over, according to meteorologist Hrafn Gudmundsson at the Icelandic Meteorological Office. He said rising temperatures can be expected this week, especially in the south and southwest.
Iceland might have a few days of summer left. By Úlfljótsvatn lake in south Iceland. Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.
Snow fell in mountains in north and east Iceland last weekend and the temperature dropped as low as 1.7°C (35°F) at Hella in south Iceland and 2.3°C (36°F) in the south-Icelandic highland resort Thórsmörk, Morgunbladid reports.
“It is the first northern spell for a long time so it has seemed a bit autumnal and cold,” Gudmundsson said.
“But the cold will drop and it will warm up again, especially in south and southwest Iceland. Later in the week the northerly winds will subside and then it will also warm up in the north,” the meteorologist forecasts.
The temperature is expected to exceed 15°C (59°F) in southwest Iceland today or tomorrow and 10°C (50°F) in the north. “The summer has been so good and warm that it is a big change for to have this cold spell but I expect there will be a few more good days left,” he concluded.