Heat Wave Broils Iceland This Week - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Heat Wave Broils Iceland This Week

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Alisa Kalyanova

Temperatures are set to climb in Iceland, and stay up there all week long, as the country braces itself for a heat wave.

According to the last data from the Icelandic Met Office, temperatures across Iceland will range from a borderline comfortable 14°C all the way up to a scorching 20°C for most of the country this week.

The sun’s rage is expected to bear down hardest on the Highlands and the northeast, where temperatures will hover at a blistering 18°C to 20°C in the afternoons all this week. The northwest will be shown a modicum of mercy, as temperatures in the Westfjörds are not expected to surpass 10°C there, while the greater Reykjavík area will see temperatures at around 14°C to 16°C.

The one saving grace for Iceland’s capital is that it will be a predominantly cloudy week for us. The northeast will not be so lucky, as they will be cursed with sunny skies well through the weekend.

As such, summer has truly arrived in the country, and Icelanders will be doing their best to try and stay cool under these challenging conditions.


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