Jun 5, 2016

This Summer Has Already Broken Last Summer's Heat Record

Egilsstaðir
Iceland
by
Paul Fontaine
,
The Reykjavik Grapevine
Photo: Valgerður Þóroddsdóttir
Photo: Valgerður Þóroddsdóttir

Summer in Iceland is off to a broiling start, and has already broken the heat record made last summer.

[In] 2015, the northeast Iceland town of Seyðisfjörður broke summer temperature records when the heat climbed to 24.1°C. However, that was on September 7 of that year. Last Friday, by contrast, the northeast Iceland town of Egilsstaðir hit 24.9°C.

As such, the summer of 2016 is already proving to be a warmer one than last year, and we are scarcely a week into June