After a nasty cold spell with frosty temperatures and snowfall in north and east Iceland, summer arrived in all parts of the country last weekend with the temperature reaching 15°C (59°F) in Þingvellir National Park in the southwest and around 11°C (52°F) in other regions.
From Nauthólsvík. Archive photo by ESA.
Sun-thirsty Icelanders were eager to enjoy the weather in swimming pools, at the thermal beach Nauthólsvík in Reykjavík and with various outdoor activities.
According to information from the Icelandic Meteorological Office, the heat will remain in the coming days, Morgunblaðið reports.
According to Fréttablaðið, as of Wednesday, temperatures are expected to take a steep upwards swing in north and east Iceland with 23°C (73°F) forecast for Egilsstaðir on Saturday, complete with clear skies and a mild breeze.
In other regions the weather is expected to be relatively mild but wet as of Tuesday.
“There will be rain widely around the country on Tuesday and until midday on Wednesday and continued rain and drizzle with intermission in the south and west,” said meteorologist Einar Magnús Einarsson at the Icelandic Meteorological Office.
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