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Meteorologist: Iceland May Be Entering Cold Period

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Meteorologist: Iceland May Be Entering Cold Period

Clearing snow in Húsavík.

Archive photo. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

The forecast is for winter conditions and sub-zero temperatures in Iceland, at least in North Iceland, for another week. Páll Bergþórsson, former director of the Icelandic Met Office, states that there are indications that Iceland may be entering a cold period.

Iceland has enjoyed 25 years of above-average temperatures, Páll told Morgunblaðið, but those years may be over with a cold period taking over in the coming years.

“The ocean here off Southwest Iceland is colder than usual and the cold is persistent after it first arrives,” Páll stated.

The official First Day of Summer was celebrated in Iceland on Thursday last week and the following day it started snowing in North Iceland. Yesterday, cars got stuck on mountain passes.

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