Summer Coming On Sunday - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Summer Coming On Sunday

Published April 27, 2011

If the weather forecast is to be believed, the beginning of what amounts to summer temperatures for the capital area is expected to occur on 1 May.
As those who have been living in the capital area this spring can attest, this past April has been particularly Icelandic. Conditions have gone from mild and partially cloudy to cold, windy and snowy within minutes of each other. While spring is always a volatile season in Iceland, it has nonetheless been frustrating to endure the swing between extremes.
People living in the greater Reykjavík area can take heart, however – although Saturday is predicted to be cold and rainy, Sunday 1 May – according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office – will see partially sunny skies with mild winds and a high of 14°C. On the following day, sunny skies and high temperatures are predicted for the entire country.
As elsewhere in the world, weather forecasts are not an exact science, but are certainly backed up by science. These particular conditions are so greatly anticipated, in fact, that news of the weather forecast is currently the top ranking news story on Vísir. If that gives you any indication just how much Icelanders await such balmy temperatures as 17°C.


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