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Record snowfall in Reykjavík

Iceland’s meteorologists say that the last few days in Reykjavík could break a 13-year-record for snowfall.

Meteorologist Thór Jakobsson told Fréttabladid his office has no precise numbers that register snowfall, but he believes this is more snow than he has seen for the last 13 years.

Despite heavy snowfall in the capital, the local skiing areas in Bláfjöll and Skálafell mountains remain closed. Wind has uncovered rocks in the slopes, but operators and skiers alike hope that the lifts will open soon.

In northern Iceland there is less snow than in Reykjavík, which Jakobsson said is highly unusual, but skiing areas are open.

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