It’s Going to be a White Christmas, Meteorologists Say

Toddlers in Iceland in Winter

According to current weather forecasts, this year’s Christmas will be white; snow will fall tonight in the capital area and will continue to fall on Saturday.

Twenty below temperatures already recorded

The current cold spell, which began early last week, is predicted to last until Christmas Day. In light of the continued frost, the snow that is expected to fall tonight and tomorrow in the capital area (West and Southwest Iceland) is unlikely to melt before Christmas. The next few days should also see snow in other parts of the country.

In an interview with yesterday, a meteorologist with the Icelandic MET Office confirmed that current forecasts predict “light snow” over the holidays and that the current cold spell was expected to last at least ten more days.

During this time, temperatures are expected to range between 2°C and 20°C, the latter temperature having already been recorded at Grímsstaðir á Fjöllum and Hólasandur in Northeast Iceland. It has also been very cold in the highlands of Iceland.