The temperature in Dalatangi, the easternmost building and weather station in Iceland, was 17.4°C (65°F) yesterday, close to an all-time heat record for Iceland in February. Meanwhile, in Madrid, Spain, the temperature was 7°C (44°F) and in Benidorm, a popular year-round beach resort, it was 13°C (55.4ºF). In New York it was 0°C (32°F). According to this weather map, the highest temperature in major urban centers in Spain today is 16ºC (60.8ºF).
After the warm spell, the temperature in Dalatangi will fall sharply, from the aforementioned 17.4°C to -13°C (8°F) on Thursday, a 30°C (86°F) drop, ruv.is reports.
During the storm yesterday, the wind in the town of Neskaupstaður, in the next fjord from Dalatangi, reached 144 km/h (90 mph). The highest wind, however, was in Siglufjörður, North Iceland, where it reached 181 km/h (112 mph).