From Winter Boots to Bikinis

Elliðavatn had the white blanket over the green grass at …

Elliðavatn had the white blanket over the green grass at 5 o'clock this morning which soon melted. mbl.is/Árni Sæberg

You could say that temperatures are rising although that trajectory had a small set back this morning. The forecast for next week is good with temperatures expected to go up to 17 degrees Celcius around Reykjavík and in the South of Iceland.

But this morning was altogether a different story. In the elevated areas of Reykjavik people woke up seeing a thin layer of snow in their gardens and the photographer of Morgunblaðið took this picture by Elliðavatn at 5 o'clock this morning and it sure does not look like a summery scene.

Once temperatures rise the swimming pools are everyone's favourite destination …

Once temperatures rise the swimming pools are everyone's favourite destination or the geothermal beach. mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson

Óli Þór Árnason at the Icelandic Met Office said that cold fronts in May are quite common but don't last that long. The snow had melted by midmorning and all these changes in temperature is part of our unpredictable May weather.

In that situation it is good to have the winter boots ready and warm coats, but also prepared to grab the bikini when temperatures rise. People will be flocking to the geothermal beach or the swimming pools to get that tan. Flexibility is key and who knows, maybe the Weather Girls were right and it will start raining men!

Weather

Cloudy

Today

14 °C

Overcast

Later today

11 °C

Partly cloudy

Tomorrow

12 °C