Summer Weather Tomorrow? - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Summer Weather Tomorrow?

Published October 16, 2015

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ECMWF/Trausti Jónsson

A meteorologist believes there is a chance Iceland could experience decidedly summery temperatures through today and tomorrow.

Meteorologist Trausti Jónsson, writing on his blog, posted data from The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, showing a large front of warm air that will pass over Iceland from this evening through tomorrow evening. Temperatures in this front could reach as high as 20°C.

However, there is one caveat: these temperatures are fairly high in the atmosphere. Specifically, the colours in the map above show the temperatures at a height of 1,400 metres. It may be 20°C at this height over east Iceland, but on the ground, the temperature is currently at about 10°C.

If this warm air does reach ground level and pushes the temperatures up to 20°C, it will be a record-breaker. The previous recorded highest temperature on this day in Iceland was 18.2°C, in 1934.

Whichever way the weather goes, this warm front is expected to pass over the country by the end of Saturday. So enjoy it while you can, if it happens.

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