The plover in Hvalfjarðarsveit certainly brings tidings of spring if the weather forecast is anything to go by, predicting temperatures as high as 15°C (59 F°) in the northern and eastern parts of Iceland this weekend.
The Golden Plover. Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.
“We can expect to see temperatures reach 8 to 10 °C in the south and western corner of the country, and 8 to 12 C° in northern and eastern parts of Iceland, ”Óli Þór Árnason, a meteorologist at the Icelandic Met Office told visir.is.
Óli Þór predicts dry weather and bright skies in North and East Iceland, but informed residents in the south and west that they may have to settle for showers over the weekend.
Temperatures will drop again on Monday but there is reason to be optimistic now that the plover has been sighted.
The Golden Plover was spotted near Ytri Hólmur, a local farm in the area south of Akranes, and was photographed by a photographer for the local newspaper, Skessuhorn.