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Record December Snow Cover

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Record December Snow Cover

Snow in Reykjavík.

A view of Skólavörðustígur from Hallgrímskirkja church. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

The snow cover in Reykjavík is the thickest on record in December. It measures 42 centimeters (16.5 inches), one cm thicker than in Akureyri today, according to the Icelandic Met Office . The old December record was set December 29, 2011, when the thickness was 33 cm (13 inches), mbl.is reports. The all-time record for snow cover thickness in the capital area dates back to January 18, 1937, when it measured 55 cm (21.7 inches). That record could possibly be broken later this week.

Our photographer Páll Stefánsson took the following photos yesterday.

Snow in Reykjavík.

This bike won't be used any time soon.

Snow in Austurvöllur square.

From Austurvöllur square.

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