Climate in South Iceland

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of the official weather station in South Iceland in a height of 124m above sea level. All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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South Iceland is the coldest region in Iceland with an average high temperature of only 8°C. It won't be really warm here and you won't need your bathing togs. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from June to August. Less attractive are the cold months from October to April.
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Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in South Iceland
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 21 rainy days, January offers the most number of rainy days, and in June the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in South Iceland
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 1.6 mm, the least rain falls in June. January, on the other hand, has the most rain.
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Map of South Iceland

Most important cities in the region »South Iceland«

Only very small villages are located here. The two biggest are Selfoss and Vestmannaeyjar.

CityPopulationGeo position
Selfoss6,51063° 55' 59"N20° 59' 50"W
Vestmannaeyjar4,21963° 26' 34"N20° 16' 24"W
Hveragerði2,28864° 0' 1"N21° 11' 10"W
Þorlákshöfn1,48963° 51' 21"N21° 23' 0"W

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