Climate in West Iceland

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from three measuring weather stations in West Iceland.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.
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West Iceland is one of the coldest regions in Iceland with an average daily high temperature of only 8 degrees. 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 September. Less attractive are the cold months from November to April.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in West Iceland
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 8 hours per day, May is the sunniest month in the region of West Iceland. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in West 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 17 rainy days, January offers the most number of rainy days, and in June the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in West 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 1.5 mm, the least rain falls in June. September, on the other hand, has the most rain.
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Map of West Iceland

Most important cities in the region »West Iceland«

Only very small villages are located here. The two biggest are Akranes and Borgarnes.

CityPopulationGeo position
Akranes6,61264° 19' 18"N22° 4' 30"W
Borgarnes1,75964° 32' 18"N21° 55' 14"W
Stykkishólmur1,10865° 4' 31"N22° 43' 47"W
Ólafsvík1,01064° 53' 39"N23° 42' 33"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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