From Iceland — This Week’s Weather Forecast: At Least It Won't Be Too Cold!

This Week’s Weather Forecast: At Least It Won’t Be Too Cold!

Published September 14, 2020

Photo by
Art Bicnick

This week Iceland can expect a lot of cloud, with precipitation increasing as the week goes on.

Though Monday will start off with some patches of sun, the southeast can expect rain straight away. In general the rain across the country is looking to worsen midweek on Wednesday and Thursday, particularly in Reykjavík and the west of the country, with some light relief in the form of a dryer Friday before we continue into an intermittently rainy weekend. The north-east, however, will avoid this pattern in a dry, fair week that mostly consists of sun and cloud.

Temperatures will remain fairly consistent this week, mostly ranging from around 7 to 12° C. with a high of 15° C. in the north-east on Thursday.

The wind will be largely variable and easterly at the start of the week, moving to a southwesterly wind from Thursday. This will be a light breeze early in the week of 3-8 meters per second, increasing on Wednesday to 13-20 meters per second in the west, though remaining much lighter in the east. The winds in the west will decrease again slightly after Wednesday, to 8-15 meters per second on Thursday and 5-13 meters per second on Friday, but still remain even lighter in the east.

For more details on weather forecasts and warnings, head to the Icelandic Met Office website.

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