Temperatures may reach as high as 20°C [68° F] in East Iceland today, RÚV reports, although rain will continue as per usual in the south and west today. Later in the week the national forecast is more uncertain, however, as Hurricane Chris, which is currently just off the eastern coast of the United States, may have an effect on weather patterns here.
South and West Iceland are expected to have rain on Friday as well, while the partially sunny, and comparatively warm weather will continue in the east. Saturday will probably see rain all over the country, but then the forecast becomes a little less clear.
“Forecasts are now suggesting that the remnants of the hurricane will reach the coast of Iceland on Sunday, but it’s uncertain whether [the storm] will land on the south or east coast,” explained a meteorologist who spoke with RÚV about the forecast.
It is not definite that Chris will make it up to Iceland at all, but if it does, it probably will not create much out-of-the-ordinary weather here, simply a lot of rain and strong winds.