Coldest And Wettest June For A Decade - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Coldest And Wettest June For A Decade

Published July 1, 2013

Temperature in Reykjavík in June was lower than it has been for a decade, and sunshine hours were a record low.

We weren’t imagining it after all, the weather in Reykjavík has not been great so far this summer. The average temperature was 9.9°C this past month, which is 0.6° lower than the average temperature in June for the past ten years, RÚV reports.

Moreover, we had 90 hours less of sunshine than the average has been for ten years, or only 121.7 hours. In fact, there hasn’t been so little sunshine in Reykjavík in June since 1995.

Instead, there was 30% more than average rainfall during the month, with the most rainy days since June 2003.

Meanwhile, the average temperature in Akureyri, North Iceland, was higher in June than it had been since 1953 with little over 260 hours of sunshine. Lucky them!


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