Reykjavík experienced the warmest February since 1965 last month, reports daily Morgunbladid. The average temperature in the capital measured 3.3 degrees — 2.9 degrees above average February temperatures.
According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, it was the fourth warmest February since 1866 when meteorological measurements started. 1932 and 1965 saw substantially higher temperatures. In 1964, it was just a little warmer and in 1929 the temperature was approximately the same as this year.
Precipitation was also above average in southern and western Iceland last month, measuring 87mm, 20% over average precipitation.
The sun shone for 58 hours in Reykjavík last month, six hours above average.
The lowest February temperatures this year were at the glacier Brúarjökull, – 25.8 degrees, while Seydisfjördur experienced the highest temperatures, 16.2 degrees.