The summer’s hottest temperature of 25.9°C (78.6°F), recorded in Ásbyrgi, North Iceland only two days ago, did not hold onto its first place ranking for long, RÚV reports. It was surpassed the very next day in two locations in South Iceland. Temperatures of 26.9°C (80.4°F) were measured at Hjartaland yesterday, while at popular tourist site Geysir, temperatures reached 26.7°C (80°F).
The aforementioned temperatures are the highest recorded in Iceland this year. According to the Icelandic Met Office, however, they are not the hottest ever to be recorded in the country. The standing record is 30.5°C (86.9°F), measured in East Iceland on June 22, 1939.
Though they are admittedly milder, Iceland is currently feeling the effects of the heat wave gripping mainland Europe. Meteorologists say temperatures will stay high in the coming days.