From Iceland — Could It Be? A Whole Week Of Calm (Albeit Chilly) Weather?

Could It Be? A Whole Week Of Calm (Albeit Chilly) Weather?

Published January 27, 2020

Photo by
Art Bicnick

After what has felt like an eternity of stormy weather and road closures, we now have cause to be cautiously optimistic.

The Icelandic Met Office has a fairly pleasant forecast in store for the week to come for most of the country. Most notable of all is the fact that winds are expected to be calm, not rising above the single digits in terms of speeds of metres per second, all the way through Saturday.

Starting on Tuesday afternoon, partly to mostly sunny skies are forecast for the south and west of Iceland, while the north and northeast may experience snow, or mixed precipitation of snow and rain.

The one unpleasant aspect of the weather to come will be the temperature. It is forecast to be in the single digits below freezing for the whole country this week, and will start to dip below -5°C on Wednesday evening. By Saturday afternoon, it could get as low as -13°C in southwest Iceland but, again, winds will be calm and there should be mostly sunny skies.

Regardless, we should not rest on our laurels. Iceland’s weather is notoriously unpredictable, so do make it a point to check the forecast and road conditions before venturing out.

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