Climate in Reykjavík (Capital Region), Iceland

See the monthly weather averages in graphs below.

Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year

The monthly mean minimum and maximum daily temperature. Show in Fahrenheit

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Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year

This is the monthly total of sunhours

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Average percent of sunshine over the year

This is the mean percent of sunhours during the day

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Average water temperature over the year

The monthly mean water temperature. Show in Fahrenheit

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Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)

This is the mean monthly precipitation, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

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Average monthly rainy days over the year

This is the number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

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Average humidity over the year

This is the mean monthly relative humidity

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Average wind speed over the year

This is the mean monthly wind speed (meters per second)

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Weather Forecasts for Reykjavík (Capital Region)

THU Aug 13
12°C | 10°C

Moderate rain

FRI Aug 14
12°C | 9°C

Patchy rain possible

SAT Aug 15
13°C | 11°C

Moderate or heavy rain shower

Plan ahead with our extended forecasts, complete with temperature, wind and rainfall info.

What To Do

What is the best time of year to go to Reykjavík in Iceland

Reykjavik experiences a cool maritime climate with relatively mild winters and fairly cool summers. During winter the temperature is around freezing during the day and at night it freezes lightly. Under influence of the warm ocean water it can also stay above freezing during some days in winter. Sometimes the temperature can drop during the night to freezing temperature of around minus 20 degrees Celsius (-4 degrees Fahrenheit) or even lower.

On an annual basis Reykjavik has around 1300 hours of sun, 800 millimeters of precipitation and 225 precipitation days.

Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:

  • The months of January, February, March, October, November and December have a high chance of precipitation.
  • The warmest month is August with an average maximum temperature of 13°C (55°F).
  • The coldest month is January with an average maximum temperature of 1°C (33°F).
  • October is the most wet month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • May is the driest month.
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