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Sudden Cold Spell and Snowfall Forecast in Iceland

The weather in Iceland is predicted to change significantly and unusually suddenly today with a sharp drop in temperatures and frost in most parts of the country in the afternoon. According to long-term forecasts, Iceland might be in for a white Christmas.


Akureyri should expect a white Christmas. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Frost is forecast throughout this week and on Thursday and Friday a storm from the north is expected to hit the country, followed by snowfall in the north, Morgunbladid reports.

The Icelandic Meteorological Office predicts milder temperatures of around freezing point next weekend, while frosty weather conditions are expected to return on Monday.

According to the long-term forecast of the Norwegian weather website, next week will be frosty in the entire country with snowfall in the north and a white Christmas in and around Akureyri.

Snowfall is predicted on December 23 in the capital region, which has been deprived of snow throughout the month. However, if this long-term forecast is anything to go by, Reykjavík might also have its share of Christmas snow.

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