Record Temperatures Possible in Iceland Today?

Vala Hafstað

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

3 °C

Light rain

Tomorrow

8 °C

Overcast

Tuesday

7 °C

Warning: Yellow More