Climate in West Iceland

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate 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 up here and you won't need your bathing clothes. 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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Sunshine hours per day
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 least.
Rain days per month
A rain day is a day on which at least 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 rain days, January offers the most rain days, while June has the fewest.
Precipitation amount in mm/day
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 amount of 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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