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 mean annual 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.
- 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.
- If you were to burrow down through the Earth from Reykjavík you would come out nearest to the climate station at Macquarie Island, Australia where you would find a Tundra climate.
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