Good Chance Of A Snowy Christmas This Year! - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Good Chance Of A Snowy Christmas This Year!

Published December 18, 2015

Photos by
Art Bicnick

The weather forecast for the Christmas season looks pretty good, if you happen to like snow.

Meteorologist Þorsteinn Jónsson told Vísir that, according to his estimations, the entire country could get to experience snow for Christmas. Many parts of the country may even get snow in the days leading up to the holiday.

“There seems to be a good forecast for Christmas Eve,” he told reporters. “A rather light northerly wind, a little hail, maybe a little windier in the East Fjörds, and it could snow there.”

According to the long-term forecast, most of the snows will be falling over the country on December 23 and 24. Winds may also be cooperative, allowing those who enjoy the snow to experience seeing it, as opposed to having it fly directly into the eyes.

Readers should bear in mind, however, that weather forecasts this far in advance can be difficult to gauge with exacting accuracy. This being Iceland, the characteristic unpredictability of the weather adds its own layer of uncertainty.

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