According to the Icelandic Met Office, two snow records have been broken in Reykjavík this month.
Yesterday morning the snow measured 33 centimetres deep in Reykjavík and neighbouring municipalities. “Since records keeping began in 1921 there has never been a 24 hour period in December with more snowfall over the Icelandic capital.”
“Another record has also been set in the capital region, where snow has laid on the ground uninterrupted since the 26th November — the longest period of early winter snow cover since records began.”
Roads buried beneath almost 7 feet (two meters) of snow in one town.
“In the town of Ólafsvík, on the Snæfellsnes peninsular, snow ploughers say they have not seen snow like it for many years. Three machines worked for three hours to open the small town’s main streets to traffic, where snow had been laying on the tarmac from 40 centimetres to fully two metres deep.”
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“Here in Denmark where I am it has been an unusually warm winter so far, following a couple of very cold winters,” says Matilde.