Icelandic heat record; 23 days with temperatures above 20° C

Today, the Icelandic temperature record has been matched, but for 23 days, the temperature has been measured above 20° C / 68° F in the country; the last record was set in August 2012. Tomorrow the temperature is forecast to exceed twenty degrees in Ásbyrgi (photo), but the warmest weather recently has been in the Northeast and East. The temperature at dinner time last night was 24° C / 75° F right there. According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, the temperature will be well above 20° C over the next five days. The highest temperature ever measured in Iceland was at Teigarhorn in Berufjörður, on 22 June 1939, 30.5 ° C / 87 ° F. The temperature has only exceeded 30° C four times in Iceland, most recently in Hvanneyri in Borgarfjörður 11 August 1997. 


Ásbyrgi 24/06/2021  03:50 135mm

Photograph and text: Páll Stefánsson