Snowfall as Iceland moves into autumn

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Eggert Jóhannesson

The autumn equinox occurs today at 2:21pm – and the weather is certainly not wasting any time in letting us know.

Today the sun is located directly above the earth’s equator meaning that the day and night are both exactly twelve hours long. From now, days in Iceland will get 6-7 minutes shorter every day, right through to the winter solstice in December.

If astronomical data were not persuasive enough, last night saw the first major depression of the season hit Iceland, and residents of Reykjavik woke to see a hint of snow on the top of Mt Esja, which dominates the capital.

You can check out the weather forecast for your part of Iceland on Iceland Monitor here.

Photo: Iceland Monitor/Eggert Jóhannesson




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