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Reykjavík Climate & Temperature

  • Reykjavík, Iceland is at 64°8'N, 21°53'W, 61 m (200 ft). See map.
  • Reykjavík has a subpolar oceanic climate that is mild with no dry season and moderate seasonality. Summers are cool and short (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cfc).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Reykjavík is situated in or near the boreal wet forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 4.3 degrees Celsius (39.7 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 11.1 °C (20°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype truly oceanic. Reykjavík Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 2.3°C (36.2°F) on average falling to -2°C (28.4°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 6.7°C (44°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 1.3°C (34.4°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 13.3°C (56°F) and average low temperatures are 8°C (46.4°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 7.3°C (45.2°F) during the day and lows of 3°C (37.4°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 798.2 mm (31.4 inches) which is equivalent to 798.2 Litres/m˛ (19.58 Gallons/ft˛).
  • On average there are 1258 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Reykjavík you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Macquarie Island, Australia where you would find a Tundra climate.

Reykjavík Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 2 (36) 3 (37) 4 (39) 6 (43) 10 (50) 12 (54) 14 (57) 14 (57) 11 (52) 7 (45) 4 (39) 2 (36) 7 (45)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (31) 0 (33) 1 (33) 3 (37) 6 (43) 9 (48) 11 (51) 10 (51) 7 (45) 4 (40) 1 (34) 0 (32) 4 (40)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (28) -2 (28) -1 (30) 1 (34) 4 (39) 7 (45) 9 (48) 8 (46) 6 (43) 3 (37) 0 (32) -2 (28) 3 (37)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 76 (3) 72 (3) 82 (3) 58 (2) 44 (2) 50 (2) 52 (2) 62 (2) 67 (3) 86 (3) 73 (3) 79 (3) 798 (31)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 20 (65) 17 (60) 18 (58) 18 (60) 16 (52) 15 (50) 15 (48) 16 (52) 19 (63) 21 (68) 18 (60) 20 (65) 213 (58)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 0h 46' 1h 58' 3h 34' 4h 32' 5h 52' 6h 04' 5h 48' 5h 21' 3h 32' 2h 19' 1h 08' 0h 17' 3h 26'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 5h 41' 8h 41' 11h 57' 15h 21' 18h 38' 20h 51' 19h 47' 16h 38' 13h 16' 9h 53' 6h 36' 4h 28' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 15 (85) 25 (75) 32 (68) 31 (69) 33 (67) 30 (70) 30 (70) 34 (66) 28 (72) 25 (75) 19 (81) 8 (92) 29 (71)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 6.1 15.4 26.2 37.8 46.1 49.3 46.3 37.9 26.5 15.1 6 2.7 26.2

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