After a number of rainy days, Reykjavík residents could finally bask in the summer sun yesterday. The capital’s swimming pools were crowded, as was the green square Austurvöllur in the heart of the city and the thermal beach Nauthólsvík. Ice cream sales went through the roof.
Archive photo: Páll Kjartansson/Iceland Review.
However, in spite of the sunshine, temperatures were not particularly high due to a fairly strong northerly wind. The highest temperature in the country yesterday was 17.6 (63.7°F) at Önundarhorn in the south and Korpa in the southwest, ruv.is reports.
The Icelandic Met Office is predicting continued sunshine in the west in the coming days, apart from a few showers tomorrow afternoon. The wind will continue to blow in from the north, at least until Thursday. East Iceland is expected to be cloudy.