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No white Christmas for Iceland

The Icelandic Meteorological Office has forecast rain and mild weather during the holidays, causing snow to melt in all parts of the country.

Óli Thór Árnason of the Meteorological Office told Morgunbladid that temperatures will go up to ten degrees in the next few days and heavy rain can be expected in the capital area.

Árnason expected frosty temperatures, down to -7 degrees, to return on Friday morning, but no snow to fall. Temperatures are forecast to be above freezing point during next weekend.

Reykjavík has only had white Christmas on two occasions since 1996. Since 1960 the capital has enjoyed snow on Christmas in 47 percent of the time, and Akureyri, in the north, in 65 percent of all incidents.

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