Temperatures rose above 20°C in many parts of the country yesterday and above 27°C in Thingvellir National Park, southwest Iceland—a new record this summer. Such a high temperature have not been measured in July in Iceland for many years.
In Reykjavík many residents used the opportunities to tan on Nauthólsvík thermal beach and swimming pools across the country were crowded, Morgunbladid reports.
Even higher temperatures are forecast for today because, according to meteorologists, warmer air will flow above the country than yesterday. South and west Iceland will enjoy the highest temperatures.
Meteorologist Einar Sveinbjörnsson predicts that this mid-summer’s bliss has still not peaked. The outlook is good for next weekend, a weekend dedicated to outdoor festivals in Iceland.