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    Iceland

    Reykjavík weather and climate

    Iceland

    Reykjavík weather and climate

    Day

    9 °C

    Night

    4 °C

    Sea

    7 °C

    Precipitation

    51 mm

    in month

    Rainy days

    8 days

    in month

    Daylight

    18 hours

    average

    Sunshine

    6 hours

    average

    Humidity

    78 %

    Weather charts for Reykjavík

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    Weather overview
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    Wet days chart
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    Sunhours per day chart
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    Wind chart
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    Aerial view of architecture in Reykjavík on a day with cloudy weather
    Mountain range near Reykjavík at sunset time
    Mountain range near Reykjavík at sunset time

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    Weather overview for Reykjavík

    Weather overview

    Reykjavík (Iceland) is a place with a cold climate. Temperatures during the day are in the range from 2.9 °C (37.2 °F) in January to 13.8 °C (56.8 °F) in July. Temperatures during the night go from -2.3 °C (27.9 °F) in February to 8.6 °C (47.5 °F) in July. The driest month is July with just 8 days of rain, on the contrary, the month when it rains the most is February with 13 days of rain.

    January weather

    The day temperature reaches its minimum, with its value of 2.9 °C (37.2 °F) in Reykjavík, while the sea temperature descents similarly to the previous month, with its value being 5.6 °C (42.1 °F). The rainfall amount descent's start could be observed in this month. The night temperature descents similarly to the previous month, its value is -1.9 °C (28.6 °F). The maximum of the wind speed is observable, its value is 7.5.

    February weather

    The number of rainy days is on its maximum, its value is 13 days in Reykjavík. The minimum of the night temperature is observable. The beginning of the rise of the number of sun hours (without clouds) could be noticed, with its value of 1 hours.

    March weather

    The number of rainy days descent's start could be observed, the value of this measure is 11 days in Reykjavík, and the rainfall amount starts to descent as well in March. The sea temperature is on its minimum, its value is 5.3 °C (41.6 °F). The rise of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be observed, with its value being 3 hours.

    April weather

    The day temperature starts to rise, with its value of 6.0 °C (42.8 °F) in Reykjavík, and the beginning of the rise of the sea temperature could be noticed too, with its value of 5.9 °C (42.5 °F). The descent of the number of rainy days can be observed, with its value of 9 days, and the rainfall amount descents similarly to the previous month too. The rise of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be observed, its value is 4 hours. The night temperature starts to rise, its value is 0.4 °C (32.7 °F).

    May weather

    The sea temperature rises similarly to the previous month, with its value of 7.4 °C (45.2 °F) in Reykjavík, and the day temperature continues to rise too, the value of this measure is 9.4 °C (48.9 °F). The rise of the night temperature can be observed, with its value being 3.6 °C (38.5 °F). The maximum of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be noticed in May. The number of rainy days continues to descent, the value of this measure is 8 days. The humidity is on its minimum, with its value being 78 %.

    June weather

    The rise of the day temperature can be observed, with its value being 12.2 °C (54.0 °F) in Reykjavík, and the rise of the sea temperature can be observed too, its value is 9.6 °C (49.2 °F). The tourist season is at its beginning in June. The night temperature rises similarly to the previous month, the value of this measure is 6.7 °C (44.1 °F). The rainfall amount is on its minimum in this month. The number of sun hours (without clouds) descent's start could be observed, with its value of 5 hours.

    July weather

    The tourist season is close to its peak in Reykjavík. The day temperature reaches its maximum, its value is 13.8 °C (56.8 °F), while the rise of the sea temperature can be observed, the value of this measure is 11.1 °C (51.9 °F). The beginning of the rise of the rainfall amount could be noticed, with its value being 52 mm (2.03 in), while the number of rainy days reaches its minimum in this month. The maximum of the night temperature is observable.

    August weather

    The ongoing tourist season is noticeable in Reykjavík. The beginning of the descent of the day temperature could be noticed, its value is 13.3 °C (55.9 °F), while the maximum of the sea temperature can be noticed in August. The minimum of the wind speed can be noticed, with its value being 5.6. The maximum of the humidity can be noticed, with its value being 83 %. The rise of the rainfall amount can be observed, its value is 65 mm (2.57 in).

    September weather

    The sea temperature starts to descent, its value is 9.9 °C (49.8 °F) in Reykjavík, while the day temperature descents similarly to the previous month, the value of this measure is 10.7 °C (51.3 °F). The beginning of the rise of the number of rainy days could be noticed, with its value being 11 days, while the rainfall amount rises similarly to the previous month, with its value of 73 mm (2.88 in). The beginning of the descent of the night temperature could be noticed in this month. The number of sun hours (without clouds) descents similarly to the previous month, with its value of 4 hours.

    October weather

    The sea temperature continues to descent, with its value being 8.2 °C (46.8 °F) in Reykjavík, and the descent of the day temperature can be observed too, the value of this measure is 7.0 °C (44.6 °F). The night temperature continues to descent, its value is 2.5 °C (36.5 °F). The number of rainy days descent's start could be observed in October. The descent of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be observed, with its value being 2 hours.

    November weather

    The descent of the sea temperature can be observed in Reykjavík, and the descent of the day temperature can be observed too, its value is 4.5 °C (40.1 °F). The night temperature continues to descent, with its value being 0.1 °C (32.2 °F). The descent of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be observed, its value is 1 hours.

    December weather

    The sea temperature descents similarly to the previous month, with its value being 6.2 °C (43.1 °F) in Reykjavík, and the day temperature descents similarly to the previous month as well, its value is 3.3 °C (37.9 °F). The number of rainy days starts to rise, with its value of 11 days, while the maximum of the rainfall amount can be noticed, with its value of 91 mm (3.58 in). The night temperature continues to descent, with its value of -1.3 °C (29.7 °F). The minimum of the number of sun hours (without clouds) is observable, its value is 0 hours.

    FAQs

    What is the average number of rainy days in May in Reykjavík?

    There are 8 days, which are rainy in May in Reykjavík, that is, days with precipitation more than 2 mm (0.08 in). Converted to days of the week, this means that it will occur on an average of 1.9 days of the week, or in general - 28 % days.

    Is June a good month to visit Reykjavík?

    June is a good month to visit Reykjavík. You can expect just 8 days of rain during the month, taking an umbrella is not necessary. A relatively low temperature of 12.2 °C (54.0 °F) may be ideal for walking or outdoor activities, but some people may have a different idea of the holiday. The temperature of 6.7 °C (44.1 °F) at night may make it better to dine inside or to put on more clothes for a dinner outside.

    Is July part of the wet season in Reykjavík?

    No, there is no wet season in July in Reykjavík - you can expect 8 days of rain during the month.

    What temperature can I expect during the day in August in Reykjavík?

    The average daily temperature in Reykjavík in August is 13.3 °C (55.9 °F). Don't forget a sweater and light or normal jacket, but also pack light clothing in case the temperatures are above average. The weather at this time can be somewhat changeable and a wide range of clothing can become handy.