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Snowy Summer in Iceland, Snow Falls in Akureyri

A cool spring was followed by cool first days of summer in Iceland with low temperatures and a chilly wind. In Akureyri, north Iceland, it started snowing around 2 am this morning.

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A common sight in Akureyri in winter but not as common in June. Fortunately, the town didn’t see quite as much snowfall last night and the thin snow cover was gone by the time residents woke up in the morning. Photo from 2003 by Páll Stefánsson.

The ground turned white but the snow had disappeared from the town’s streets by the time residents woke up in the morning, visir.is reports.

In the northern lowlands the temperature was only 1-3°C (34-37°F) last night and it dropped below the freezing point in some locations in the highlands.

The weather forecast predicts continued northerly winds and cool weather.

Click here to read more about the cold spring.

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