Icelanders Suffering Through A Weather Mildwave - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelanders Suffering Through A Weather Mildwave

Published July 29, 2019

While the people in many places in mainland Europe (and over the world) are suffering hardships because of summer heatwaves, our increasingly warm climate is affecting Iceland in a milder way.

At the Reykjavik beach at Nauthólsvik the sea hit an almost record breaking 16 degrees yesterday, according to RÚV News.

At Ásbyrgi yesterday a weather record was set, when the air temprature measured at 25.9 degrees—the hottest weather measured in Iceland this year.

The summer has been so sunny in Reykjavik this summer that locals have noticed that the swimming pools and their tubs are not as crowded these days. The locals that usually rush to the pools on the normally rare sunny days have gotten used to the glowing yellow ball in the sky.

Some celebrate the good weather with barbecues, while others bemoan that people are not taking the climate seriously enough, so they eat inside in protest.

SIck-leaves at the Grapevine office are at a record-high this summer, coincidentally.

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