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Climate in Northeast Iceland

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of the official weather station in Northeast in a height of 27m above sea level. All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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Northeast is one of the coldest regions in Iceland with an average daily high temperature of only 8 degrees centigrade. It rarely gets really warm here and you can safely leave your swimwear at home. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from June to September. Nearly unattractive for tourists are the cold months from October to April.
Overview: Climate in Iceland
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Northeast
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 7 hours per day, June is the sunniest month in country part Northeast. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Northeast
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 14 rainy days, December offers the most number of rainy days, and in June the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Northeast
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at 2 mm/day, 2 liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.65 mm, the least rain falls in June. November, on the other hand, has the most rain.
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Map of Northeast

Most important cities in the country part »Northeast«

Only very small villages are located here. The two biggest are Akureyri and Húsavík. The country part has a west-east extension of about 70 km and over 50 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo-Position
Akureyri17,69365° 41' 1"N18° 5' 16"W
Húsavík2,22866° 2' 29"N17° 20' 18"W
Dalvík1,35965° 58' 13"N18° 31' 43"W
Siglufjörður1,19066° 9' 7"N18° 54' 29"W
Laugar1,00165° 43' 18"N17° 22' 25"W


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants: geonames.org, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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