The ice age cometh – Iceland has coldest summer in over 20 years

It is cool summers – not cold winters – which will be the harbingers of the coming of a little ice age. In the north of Iceland it has been the coldest summer in over 30 years (since 1983) and in the south it has been the coolest since 1992.



The first thirteen weeks of summer this year have been the coldest in Reykjavik in over twenty years, reveals Icelandic meteorologist Trausti Jónsson.

The northern city of Akureyri fares even worse – one has to go back around thirty years to find a colder summer. Last year was Akureyri’s warmest summer in 67 years.

Summer in Reykjavik has not been this cold since 1992, although the summer of 1979 was by far the coldest. The warmest summer in Reykjavik in the past 67 years was in 2010.

Summer in Akureyri has not been this cold since 1983.

And meanwhile the UK summer has been pretty miserable as well:

Paul Homewood: As I indicated a couple of weeks ago, July has been another miserably cold affair, despite a couple of hot days at the start of the month.

The UK as a whole has been 0.7C below the 1981-2010 average, with the west and north particularly cool. In Scotland, it was the coldest July since 1998. This is the third cool month on the trot, making the May to July start to the holiday season the coldest since 1996.

Despite a mild winter and early spring, UK temperatures year to date are now running 0.2C below the 1981-2010 average.

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One Response to “The ice age cometh – Iceland has coldest summer in over 20 years”

  1. Desmond Tekki Says:

    Very nearly put the central heating on this morning but decided to put a blanket over Mum’s lap to save cash. It seems the SE UK is getting the summer warmth but apart from one record breaking day the last 5 months have been WELL BELOW what I expected temperatures to be in most of the rest of the UK. Global Warming? NO OVERALL WARMING FOR 15 YEARS AT LEAST. My bones are telling me (more reliable than Met Office) a bleak Autum & Winter approaches.

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