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Record heat in Iceland

Temperatures hit new records across Iceland yesterday. In Ásbyrgi national park in northeast Iceland the temperature went up to 23°C, which is the highest recorded temperature in Iceland in April.

“There is still sweltering sunshine here,” Aevar Ísak Sigurgeirsson, who works at the shop in Ásbyrgi, told Fréttabladid yesterday afternoon. At 3pm the temperature was 22.6°C and reached 23°C at one point.

Until yesterday the highest recoded temperature in Iceland in April was 21.8°C in Saudanes on the Langanes peninsula, east Iceland, in 2003.

The average temperature in Iceland in April is little over 5°C, while the average temperature during June, July and August is 10 to 15°C.

There are unusually many tourists in Ásbyrgi at this time of year. “It was great, but we are so realistic that we wondered whether this would be the hottest day of summer, but hoped for the best,” Sigurgeirsson said.

Heat records were broken in other parts of the country too. The temperature in Akureyri, northeast Iceland, went up to 21.5°C yesterday, which is a record temperature there for April.

It will also be warm across Iceland today.

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