Easter Weather: Decidedly Winterish - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Easter Weather: Decidedly Winterish

Published March 21, 2016

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The Easter holidays in Iceland will bring cold weather of varying degrees of crappiness, depending on the region.

Vísir reports that while the weather will be fairly mild this week, it will take a turn for the colder by the week’s end, coinciding with the start of the Easter holiday.

Those traveling up north on Good Friday, for example, will encounter winds of 10 to 15 metres per second, as well as snow and hail. There will also be considerable rain and sleet in the south. Temperatures will also begin to drop.

The high point for bad weather is predicted to occur on Saturday. Northerly winds are expected to pick up at that time, with temperatures falling below zero across the country, and snow continuing in the north.

As such, it may be a good idea to have any planned Easter egg hunts indoors – especially if you live in or are visiting the north.

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