The weather in Iceland is set to warm up significantly after the weekend, according to meteorologist Þorsteinn V. Jónsson, at the Icelandic Met Office.
He even goes so far as to claim that spring is going have well and truly arrived on Monday.
The way things look now, the temperature in North Iceland could hit 16 or 17°C on Monday.
Iceland celebrated the official start of summer last Thursday, but did so (as usual) in wintry conditions. The arrival of spring is usually quite sudden in Iceland and is a mad rush for summer, if the plants and animals are anything to go by.
There is no typical year in Iceland but, if there were, spring would start at the end of April and summer would already be in charge come the start of June. That’s what 24-hour daylight does for plant life once the temperature creeps enough above freezing!
“There will be pretty wintry weather tomorrow and on Friday but then it will warm up on Sunday and the outlook is for fairly warm and good weather after the weekend,” Þorsteinn says.
He says that a warm front will push the colder air away from Iceland and keep it there for at least a few days—hopefully long enough for there to be no turning back, as far as spring is concerned.
Despite the warmer conditions after the weekend, the sunshine is likely to be confined to the north and northwest, with wetter conditions in the rest of the country, Vísir reports.