Warm and Wet Summer Forecasted for Iceland
Icelanders should prepare for a warm and wet summer, according to Meteorologist Einar Sveinbjörnsson, who released his three-month forecast on blika.is yesterday. The forecast covers the period from the beginning of June to the end of August.
“Summer weather conditions are characterised by pleasant warmth, especially in the highlands and the north and east,” Einar writes. “There is a 60-70% chance that temperatures will end up in the top third [of averages] compared to the last 20 years. The pneumatic circuit and the state of weather systems is projected to vary somewhat, shifting between differing periods of weather over the summer months.” Einar adds that El Niño has not been able to establish itself as meteorologists expected, which will impact summer weather in Iceland, as around the world.
While temperatures in North and East Iceland are expected to be warmer than average, Einar says the forecast for the south is less definitive. The North, East, and Highlands may be feeling the heat, but they are also expected to receive significantly more rainfall than average. However, as no particular wind direction is expected to prevail, Iceland’s weather will likely be very changeable this summer.