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Record cold May in Iceland - 17.6 below zero

Satellite image of Iceland on May 1st Satellite image of Iceland on May 1st

36 year old record cold for May in Iceland has been broken. In Grímsstaðir á Fjöllum the temperature was measured 17.6°C below zero (0.32°F) a couple of days ago. The old record was -17.4°C in Möðrudalur á Fjöllum. The Icelandic Meteorological Office predicts continuing cold, especially in the north of Iceland.

Last month was the coldest April in Reykjavik since 2000. Read more here: April was the coldest since last millennium. The satellite image above from the first of May tells more than a thousand words.

It's a fun fact that the area where the record cold was measured, Grímsstaðir á Fjöllum, is the exact same place where Chinese billionaire investor, Huang Nubo, has been looking to rent or buy a huge area of land, a very controversial matter in Iceland. Read more hereChinese Investor Threatens to Withdraw his Offer to Build his Business in Iceland


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