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Photo: Reykjavík in summer.

Sunny Summer in the Cards, Meteorologist Predicts

This year’s summer in Iceland will be sunny, warm and dry, according to meteorologist Sigurður Þ. Ragnarsson.

Sigurður, who’s colloquially known as Siggi the Storm, told Stöð 2 that the recent cold spell is over, if the latest forecasts are to be believed. “The good times are coming,” he said. “This weekend marked a big shift and we’re entering a period of lovely, mild weather.”

Nice week ahead

The south of Iceland will see 10 to 15 degrees Celsius, with the warmest temperatures along the coastal areas. Clear skies are mostly to be expected, even if some clouds will sneak in along the western coasts. “The headline is this,” Sigurður said. “Summer is coming and we’re seeing it in the forecasts. I’m very optimistic about the look of this week.”

He went on to say that long-term forecasts showed a run-of-the-mill May, bright and cool, but that warmth and cloudless skies can be expected from the beginning of June. “The forecasts are showing a warm summer through June, July and August,” Sigurður added. “And that there will be little precipitation this summer, meaning that we’ll have a sunny summer across the country. I like what I’m seeing ahead. It begins today and tomorrow.”

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