The summer appears not to have arrived for good in Iceland just yet as the temperature dropped to -10°C (14°F) in Þingvellir National Park in southwest Iceland last night with frosty temperatures being reported around the country during the night.
Þingvellir. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.
Yesterday evening many inhabitants of the capital region were startled by light snowfall following days of sunshine and clear skies, visir.is reports.
Meteorologist Haraldur Eiríksson at the Icelandic Meteorological Office said cold air has hovered above the island in the past few days resulting in snowfall.
“On May 1 last year we measured a 17-meter snow cover in the country, so this isn’t unusual. However, it is unusual for the snow to remain in this season,” Haraldur stated.
He added that temperatures are forecast to rise in the coming days. “One can expect minor precipitation with sunshine in between. Friday and Saturday will probably be wet.”