Climate in Reykjavík (Capital Region), Iceland

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.
* Data from weather station: Reykjavík, Iceland.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

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Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

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Daily percent of sunshine

The mean percent of sunhours during the day over the year

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Average water temperature

The mean water temperature over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

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Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

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Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

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Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

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Average wind speed

The mean monthly wind speed over the year (in meters per second)

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Weather Forecasts for Reykjavík (Capital Region)

MON Oct 26
6°C | 4°C

Patchy rain possible

TUE Oct 27
4°C | -1°C

Partly cloudy

WED Oct 28
7°C | 1°C

Overcast

The best time of year to visit 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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