Record Temperatures Possible in Iceland Today?

Looking hot. Temperatures forecast at 5 pm today.

Looking hot. Temperatures forecast at 5 pm today. Map/Icelandic Met Office

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Very warm weather is forecast in East Iceland today and tomorrow, mbl.is reports.  In the town Egilsstaðir, the temperature could reach up to 26°C (79°F), according to the Icelandic Met Office.

Meteorologist Einar Sveinbjörnsson believes it could get even warmer than that.

“How warm will it get [today and tomorrow]?” he asks on the website blika.is. “My guess is up to 28 or 29°C [82-84°F]. The forecast calls for cloudy skies and limited sunshine, but partly cloudy [tomorrow]…This will surely be an attempt at setting a national heat record, but in my opinion that attempt will not be successful.”

While temperatures rise in the east, a yellow weather warning is in effect for Breiðafjörður bay in West Iceland until noon tomorrow, for the West Fjords until 8 am tomorrow, for Northwest Iceland until 2 pm tomorrow and for Northeast Iceland until midnight tomorrow.

A southerly gale is forecast in those areas with wind gusts of 30-35 meters/second. The strong wind could be hazardous for vehicles susceptible to wind, such as ones with trailers. 

Weather

Light rain

Today

10 °C

Overcast

Tomorrow

9 °C

Light rain

Monday

10 °C