Let’s talk about the weather

Few nations are as preoccupied with the weather as Icelanders. And so it’s good to know that the average temperature in Reykjavík in November is 1.2° C, and the average precipitation at the same time in the capital is 72mm. The Icelandic Meteorological Office is a public institution and reports to the Minister for the Environment. The main subjects of the Icelandic Meteorological Office, which began operations in 1920, are the nature of the earth; Air, water, snow, sea, land and glaciers. The people working there work on various research related to weather, earthquakes, volcanic activity, snowfall on glaciers, landslides and floods. The role of the Meteorological Office is to gather, preserve, then process and disseminate information about everything between heaven and earth. The office’s website is one of the country’s most popular websites; vedur.is. The website is in both Icelandic and English.

Measuring equipment of the Icelandic Meteorological Office outside the headquarters on Bústaðavegur in Reykjavík.

Reykjavík 08/11/2021 15:49 – A7C: FE 2.5 / 40mm G

Photo and text: Páll Stefánsson