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What is the climate like in Reykjavík?

The climate of Reykjavík has an average yearly temperature of 5°C. Throughout the year, the average monthly temperature can drop to -2°C and rise to 12°C.

Annually, about 1252 mm of rain falls. This gives a good overview of how much rain to expect in Reykjavík. Additionally, about 202 cm of snow falls each year.

There are no best months to visit Reykjavík.

Temperature -2 to 12°C
Rain 1252 mm
Snow 202 cm
The climate of Reykjavík
  • Average yearly temperature: 5°C
  • Highest temperature: 12°C in July
  • Lowest temperature: -2°C in December
  • Rainfall: 1252 mm per year, averaging 104 mm by month
  • Driest months: 69 mm in July, 89 mm in August and 90 mm in May
  • Wettest months: 150 mm in March, 125 mm in January and 117 mm in September
  • Snowfall: 202 cm per year

Climate table Reykjavík

The climate table for Reykjavík shows the average temperatures, rainfall, snowfall, and UV index by month.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature (°C) -1 0 -1 4 7 10 12 11 10 4 1 -2
Nighttime temperature (°C) -7 -5 -7 -1 2 3 5 4 5 -1 -4 -7
Rainfall (mm) 125 104 150 96 90 91 69 89 117 117 104 100
Snowfall (cm) 35 38 27 13 7,5 3,2 1,3 2,5 5,9 17 22 30
UV Index 0 1 3 5 5 4 4 4 2 1 0 0

Temperature by month in Reykjavík

This graph shows the average high temperatures in degrees Celsius for each month in Reykjavík, Iceland

Temperature by month in Reykjavík, Iceland

Rainfall by month in Reykjavík

This graph shows the average monthly rainfall in millimeters in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Rainfall by month in Reykjavík, Iceland

Snowfall by month in Reykjavík

This graph shows the average snowfall in centimeters by month in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Snowfall by month in Reykjavík, Iceland

UV index by month in Reykjavík

This graph shows the average UV index by month in Reykjavík, Iceland.

UV index by month in Reykjavík, Iceland

Yearly temperature in Reykjavík

This graph shows the average yearly temperature in Reykjavík, Iceland, measured in degrees Celsius.

Yearly temperature in Reykjavík, Iceland

Yearly total rainfall in Reykjavík

This graph shows the average yearly rainfall in millimeters in Reykjavík, Iceland.

Rainfall per year in Reykjavík, Iceland

Yearly snowfall in Reykjavík

This graph shows the average yearly snowfall in Reykjavík, Iceland, measured in centimeters.

Snowfall per year in Reykjavík, Iceland

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Average weather in Reykjavík by month

Click on a month below to see in detail how the weather typically is in Reykjavík and what to expect. Based on the historical weather data of Reykjavík, you can view the average temperature, rainfall, wind, and UV index for each day of the month.