Sunshine and summer temperatures are expected tomorrow on Iceland’s national holiday known as Sumardagurinn fyrsti, or the First Day of Summer. The Icelandic Met Office forecasts temperatures as high as 16°C (60.8°F) in some regions tomorrow afternoon, and sunshine virtually across the entire country.
The First Day of Summer is marked yearly in Iceland on the first Thursday following April 18. Weather on the holiday, however, is often not as pleasant as the its name suggests, regularly featuring rain, wind, and snow. If the Icelandic Met Office’s forecast is to be trusted, however, tomorrow has both sunshine and high temperatures in store for residents and visitors across the country.
Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 16°C (60.8°F) between 3.00-4.00pm tomorrow in Reykjavík, and 1.00-4.00pm in Northwest Iceland. Parts of West Iceland could see highs of 15°C (59°F) while South Iceland and the Westfjords may reach highs of 13°C (55.4°F). In East Iceland, expected highs are a tad lower, at 11°C (51.8°F), though a fair amount of sunshine is expected in the region, as nearly everywhere else on the island.
The good weather will not hold out for long, however, as rain is in the forecast in much of the country tomorrow evening.