Extreme Weather 

Iceland’s Year Without a Summer

Iceland is having its greyest, wettest summer since 1914, preceded by rain every single day in May.

June saw less sunshine than any year since reliable monitoring began more than 100 years ago.

According to Icelandic meteorologist Trausti Jonsson, the UK heatwave is to blame.

“The people of Reykjavík are praying for the sunshine in England and southern Scandinavia,” he said.

The cold and overcast weather this summer is the result of several different factors, including the blocking high pressure over western Europe and a cold spot in the North Atlantic — the jet stream has changed to a more meridional flow.

These unusual conditions are expected to remain in place for at least the next 7-10 days.

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