Iceland weather averages for holidays in 2017/2018

Check Iceland weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in Iceland is expected to be 11°C, while the average maximum temperature in September is 9°C. The holiday weather guide shown below is for Reykjavik.

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Iceland weather averages

Check Iceland weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest month in Iceland is July with an average maximum temperature of 13°C. The sunniest months are May and July with on average 6 hours of bright sunshine per day. The month with the least number of days with some rain is May with 16 days. The sea is at its warmest in Iceland in July and August with an average sea temperature of 11°C. The Iceland weather averages shown below are for Reykjavik.

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Iceland weather today

Here is the weather in Iceland today, Tuesday 19th September 2017. Expect sunshine and showers in Iceland with a maximum temperature of 11°C and 2 hours of bright sunshine. There are 2-5 mm of rainfall expected with 62% chance of some rain and a gentle breeze of 19 kph from the south-west. The weather forecast shown below is for Reykjavik.

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    °C maximum temperature
  • 7
    °C minimum temperature
  • sunshine and showers
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    hours of sunshine
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    % chance of some rain
  • <5
    mm of rainfall expected
  • 0
    no heat & humidity
  • 19
    kph wind from SW

5-day weather forecast

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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 holiday 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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