Extreme Cold Forecast Wednesday to Friday

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Extreme Cold Forecast Wednesday to Friday

Despite its name, Iceland has a rather mild climate in winter. The average temperature in December is -0.2°C (32°F) and -1.9°C (29°F) in Akureyri. The next few days, however, will be much colder, according to the forecast.

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The Iceland Met Office is expecting the weather to cool off considerably later this week. Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, the temperature will fall to below -10°C (14°F) and on Thursday we will see such temperatures in various places in the north and east. In Reykjavík it will reach -13° C at midnight on Wednesday. In the highlands the temperature is expected to fall to -21° C.

Some examples of how cold it will get over the next few days: Borgarnes -20° C, Egilsstaðir -15° C, Akureyri -15° C and Ísafjörður -15° C.

Near gale or gale force winds are forecast in the south on Saturday with snow and later sleet or rain becoming warmer with temperature of 0°C to 5°C by the evening. On Sunday the temperature is expected to be above 0°C again in most places around the country.

Visit vedur.is for weather forecasts in Iceland.

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