Iceland weather averages

Going to Iceland? Find the best month to visit Iceland based on the weather.

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Check Iceland weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2018/2019. Today's maximum temperature in Iceland is expected to be 4°C, while the average maximum temperature in November is 2°C. The holiday weather guide shown above is for Reykjavik.

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Iceland weather averages: best month

Iceland Best month Averages
Warmest July 13°C
Sunniest May & July 6 hours per day
Least rain May 16 days
Warmest sea July & August 11°C

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Iceland weather overview

In Iceland you can have fun but it is almost always in spite of the weather; not surprising when you consider that Iceland lies at the heart of the Atlantic's stormiest region. The warm Gulf Stream keeps winters mild on lower ground but the island lies right in the path of Atlantic depressions.

Be prepared for anything here especially strong winds: a day can start sunny, turn drizzly, revert back to brilliant sunshine and end with snow.

What to pack for Iceland weather

Your best bet is to layer up with light clothing which can be supplemented with woollens. Take heavier clothes for the winter, and always go prepared for rain.

Tropical storm risk: Iceland hurricane season

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The Iceland tropical storm risk chart above shows the hurricane season for Reykjavik, Iceland.

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Iceland weather averages by month

Check Iceland holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Iceland weather with the USA

Below the Iceland weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Iceland (Reykjavik) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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