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Heat Wave in Iceland

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Heat Wave in Iceland

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The temperature forecast for this afternoon. Photo: The Icelandic Met Office.

There is an unusually warm mass of air over Iceland today, RÚV reports, and yesterday, thermometers rose to rare heights in the northeastern part of the country. The highest temperatures measured in the following locations in Northeast Iceland:

22.8°C (73°F) in Ásbyrgi canyon, 22.8°C in Bjarnarey island, and 22.7°C (almost 73°F) in the town of Húsavík.

To put this in perspective, the highest temperature measured in Iceland all last summer was only about two degrees warmer than yesterday’s highs, or 24.9°C (76.8°F) on June 3, at Egilsstaðir Airport in East Iceland.

Today, there is reason to be in a good mood, because we’ll continue to see red in the temperature map, indicating warm weather.

The forecast for today calls for southerly or variable winds of 3-19 m/sec. Mostly clear skies and temperatures ranging from 12 to 20°C (54-68°F), warmest inland in the north and east. Fog banks and cooler on the south coast. A chance of fog on the west coast in the evening.

The forecast for tomorrow is very similar.

You can follow the weather forecast at en.vedur.is. http://en.vedur.is

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