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Akureyri Climate & Temperature

  • Akureyri, Iceland is at 6541'N, 184'W, 27 m (89 ft). See map.
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  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Akureyri is situated in or near the subpolar wet tundra biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 3.2 degrees Celsius (37.8 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 12.7 °C (22.9°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic,subtype truly oceanic. Akureyri Climate Graph
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 1°C (33.8°F) on average falling to -4°C (24.8°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 5.3°C (41.6°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of -0.3°C (31.4°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 13.3°C (56°F) and average low temperatures are 7°C (44.6°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 7°C (44.6°F) during the day and lows of 1.3°C (34.4°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 488.9 mm (19.2 inches) which is equivalent to 488.9 Litres/m (11.99 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 973 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Akureyri you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Macquarie Island, Australia where you would find a Tundra climate.

Akureyri Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 1 (34) 1 (34) 3 (37) 3 (37) 10 (50) 13 (55) 14 (57) 13 (55) 11 (52) 7 (45) 3 (37) 1 (34) 7 (44)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (28) -2 (29) -1 (30) 2 (35) 6 (42) 9 (48) 11 (51) 10 (50) 6 (43) 3 (37) 0 (31) -2 (29) 3 (38)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (25) -4 (25) -3 (27) -1 (30) 3 (37) 6 (43) 8 (46) 7 (45) 5 (41) 1 (34) -2 (28) -4 (25) 1 (34)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 55 (2) 43 (2) 43 (2) 29 (1) 19 (1) 28 (1) 33 (1) 34 (1) 39 (2) 58 (2) 54 (2) 53 (2) 489 (19)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 14 (45) 13 (46) 12 (39) 11 (37) 8 (26) 9 (30) 11 (35) 11 (35) 12 (40) 14 (45) 14 (47) 16 (52) 145 (40)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 0h 13' 1h 10' 2h 32' 3h 34' 5h 15' 5h 36' 4h 58' 3h 44' 2h 36' 1h 46' 0h 26' 0h 00' 2h 39'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 5h 02' 8h 32' 12h 04' 15h 43' 19h 24' 22h 14' 20h 48' 17h 08' 13h 28' 9h 50' 6h 09' 3h 24' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 5 (95) 15 (85) 23 (77) 24 (76) 28 (72) 26 (74) 25 (75) 23 (77) 21 (79) 20 (80) 8 (92) 0 (100) 22 (78)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 4.6 13.9 24.7 36.3 44.6 47.8 44.7 36.4 24.9 13.5 4.5 1.3 24.7

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