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Summer and winter “froze together”

There was frost on the last night before summer, which, according to legend, is believed to predict a good summer. The First Day of Summer was celebrated across Iceland yesterday.

“I think such believers should enjoy the benefit of a doubt. We have to trust that our forefathers and foremothers had some right in this,” meterologist Thór Jakobsson told Fréttabladid.

“I myself believe that the summer will be mild and perhaps a bit wetter than usual,” Jakobsson said.

The meterologist was recently made honorary member of the weather club in the nursing home Lundur in Hella in south Iceland, where traditional and modern weather predictions are often in conflict with each other.

The weather was calm and sunny in most parts of Iceland yesterday. The heat hit 7.2°C degrees in Eyrarbakki, southwest Iceland.

In Reykjavík people gathered at Laekjatorg square in downtown Reykjavík yesterday to watch performing artists do tricks in front of the buildings that burned Wednesday.

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