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Mild in Iceland, Snow in Scandinavia

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From South Iceland. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

Today, the temperature has risen to 17°C (63°F) in Iceland, while Norway and Sweden have been subject to sub-zero temperatures and snowfall. Unseasonably warm weather is forecast throughout this week.

“The lows are rolling over us and when they pass over West Iceland they bring a lot of warm air. We’re in the middle of a warm current carrying hot air from the south. There’s a high west of Spain which is directing these lows towards us,” meteorologist Óli Þór Árnason at the Icelandic Met Office told Vísir.

Óli explained that it’s common for the weather to be cold in Scandinavia while it is mild in Iceland. He added that he expected that there will soon be longer in between lows with northerly wind and snowfall bound for Iceland, although not in the immediate future.

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