While the Reykjavík Meteorological Office reported sunshine every day in June in Iceland’s capital region, snow fell on mountains in north Iceland on Sunday. Drivers were warned about slippery conditions on Öxnadalsheidi mountain pass.
It has been cold in north Iceland since the middle of last week and the temperature had dropped close to freezing point at night. On Sunday, mountain slopes were white half-way down to ground level, which is rather rare in mid-summer, Morgunbladid reports.
Akureyri police warned drivers headed for the northern capital through Öxnadalsheidi mountain pass to be careful, because there was slush on the road on Sunday and now that everyone is driving with non-studded tires, cars can slide off the road quite easily.
The Icelandic Meteorological Office forecast cold wind from the north, followed by rain and drizzle, in north and east Iceland, while southwest Iceland continues to be mostly sunny.