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Snow Returns to Reykjavík

Snow in Reykjavík

Archive photo. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

“What’s going on,” said Sunna, a staff member of Iceland Review, when she arrived at the office, at 8:30 this morning. “It snowed last night. It was all white when I woke up!”

A thin layer of snow covered the capital area early this morning but had disappeared before 9 am.

The temperature in Reykjavík dropped to 1.2ºC (34.1ºF) during the night but was already up to 3.4ºC (38.1ºF) at peak hour between 8 am and 9 am this morning, according to the Icelandic Met Office. The temperature fell below freezing at many mountain passes around Iceland last night.

The highest temperature in Iceland last night was recorded at Hallormstaðir in East Iceland, 8.8ºC (47.8º F). Papey island off East Iceland had the strongest wind and Patreksfjörður, the West Fjords, had the most rainfall.

Light snowfall returned for several minutes around midday but has now disappeared.

Gleðilegt sumar (‘Happy Summer’) as we say in Icelandic.

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