Climate in Reykjavík (Capital Region), Iceland

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.

Average day and night temperature

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

Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

Daily percent of sunshine

The mean percent of sunhours during the day over the year

Average water temperature

The mean water temperature over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

Monthly precipitation

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

Monthly rainy days

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

Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

Average wind speed

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

Weather Forecasts for Reykjavík (Capital Region)

SUN Jan 16
3°C | -2°C
Moderate rain

Moderate rain

MON Jan 17
7°C | 6°C
Moderate rain

Moderate rain

TUE Jan 18
4°C | 1°C
Moderate rain

Moderate rain

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 150 precipitation days.

Other facts from our historical climate data:

  • Which is the warmest month in Reykjavík?
    July has an average maximum temperature of 14°C (58°F) and is the warmest month of the year.
  • Which is the coldest month in Reykjavík?
    The coldest month is February with an average maximum temperature of 3°C (37°F).
  • Which is the wettest month in Reykjavík?
    December tops the wettest month list with 94mm (3.7in) of rainfall.
  • Which is the driest month in Reykjavík?
    May is the driest month with 44mm (1.7in) of precipitation.
  • Which is the sunniest month in Reykjavík?
    May is the sunniest month with an average of 201 hours of sunshine.

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