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Temperatures to Hit 20°C in Southwest Iceland This Weekend

By Ragnar Tómas

A person riding an electric scooter by the Reykjavík city centre pond.
Photo: Golli.

The Icelandic summer is expected to show its best sides this weekend, with warm temperatures and clear skies across most of the country. The temperature is expected to reach as high as 20°C in Southwest Iceland tomorrow.

Summer comes to the southwest

The Icelandic summer, notorious for its fickleness, is expected to display some of its finest qualities over the weekend.

As noted in “Musings of a Meteorologists” (Hugleiðingar veðufræðings) on the MET Office’s website, variable winds between 3-10 m/s are expected today, with clear weather across most of the country: “… it will be cloudy in the west, with some fog along the northern and eastern coasts. Temperatures will range from 10 to 18°C, with the warmest temperatures inland. As the day progresses, there may be a chance of gas pollution in the southwest [as a result of the ongoing eruption on Reykjanes], so it is advisable to monitor air quality at loftgaedi.is.”

Similar weather is expected tomorrow, with continued chances of fog near the northern and eastern coasts, although temperatures are expected to reach a rare 20°C in Southwest Iceland: “The south will experience light cloud cover. Temperatures will range from 10 to 20°C, with the warmest conditions in the southwest. There is a chance of isolated afternoon showers.”

As noted on the MET Office’s website, Sunday should see northerly winds of varying strength depending on the region. The weather will be mostly cloudy with occasional light showers in some areas, but it will remain mostly clear in the south. Temperatures will range from 8 to 16°C, with the warmest weather in the southern regions.

For those interested, check out our video coverage of a snowstorm that struck North Iceland earlier this month.

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