Reykjavík residents have grown tired of the windy and rainy weather conditions the capital region has been subject to lately, not to mention the intermittent hailstorms, and even though the official First Day of Summer was on April 21, summer seems far away.
A bright summer day on the Reykjavík beach. Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.
However, now the Icelandic Meteorological Office has forecast that summer will jump ahead of spring and arrive full blast on Monday with sunny conditions and temperatures from 9-18°C (48-64°F) all around the country, visir.is reports.
The original forecast stated capital residents will be able to bask in sunshine and a temperature of 17°C (63°F)—although the most recent forecast is not quite as optimistic—to recover from all the spells of vorhret, as wintery conditions in spring are generally known in Iceland.
The weather on Sunday, May 1, won’t be bad either with partly cloudy conditions and a temperature of 13°C (55°F) forecast for Reykjavík.
In spite of loud complaints about the April weather, meteorologist Trausti Jónsson told Morgunbladid that the temperature this month was actually above average and that it was warmer than April 2010, however adding, “there was a lot of precipitation and there were more storms than usual.”
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