Weather in Iceland

Weather in Iceland

Climate

The name might have a chilling sound to it but Iceland is blessed with mild weather all year round, especially when compared to other regions on the same latitude. This is due to the presence of the Atlantic Gulf Stream that brings with it warm air all the way from the gulf of Mexico. Being an island Iceland enjoys a maritime temperate climate meaning that the winters don't get very cold while the summers are usually cooler than in other regions on the same latitude. Being an island also means that the weather changes quite rapidly and a running joke amongst the inhabitants is that if you don't like the weather then you should just wait a few minutes.
Average temperature during July in Reykjavík is usually between 12-13° celsius (53-55° F) with the warmest day average of around 16° celsius. Warmth above 20° is not that common and 25° is considered quite warm. On a few occasions heat above 30° C (86° F) has been measured or 6 times over the last century or so. The East Fjords and North Iceland enjoy considerably better weather during the summer months than the captial area and Reykjanes.

Weather forecast

 

Weather forecast from Vedurstofan via mbl.is.
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