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Record cold in Iceland yesterday - 31°C below zero

The coldest measured temeperature in Iceland since March 8th 1998 was recorded yesterday, -31°C in Mývatn North Iceland. In 1998 it went down to -34.7°C.

The temperature yesterday was also the lowest measured in December since December 27th 1995 when it was -31.7°C. 

Coldest 6th of December ever

Meteorologist Trausti Jónsson points out on his blog that the temperature yesterday (-31°C) is most likely a all time low for the 6th of December.

"It's very rare for the temperature in Iceland to go below -30°C. The record is -38.0°C in Möðrudalur and Grímsstaðir á Fjöllum, recorded on January 21st 1918", Trausti wrote.

Tourists in hot springs had to borrow caps

Tourist that were bathing in the Mývatn Nature Baths yesterday had to borrow caps in the evening, when it was around -30°C. Conditions for bathing were very nice though and little wind.

The freezing temperatures are not too bad, it's the wind that is our enemy.

Visit the Icelandic Mateorological Office for more information about the weather.


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