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Temperatures above average last winter

Morgunbladid reports that last winter was the fourth warmest on record since metrological measurements began in 1870, both in Reykjavík and in Akureyri. Only the winters of 1929, 1964 and 2003 were warmer.

Winter is defined as the period from the beginning of December to the end of March.

According to Morgunbladid, there was also unusually little snow this winter. In the ground was snow covered for only 36 days, 29 days fewer than the average count for 1971 to 2000.

Morgunbladid quotes a metrologist at the Icelandic Meteorological Office saying that this last winter was the 6th in a series of winters with little snow.

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