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Record snow fall in Reykjavic since the 1950s

Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by Catriona, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

  2. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Super pictures, but I am surprised that only half a metre of snow in night is a record in Iceland's capital. What do reckon is the record in your part of the world Catriona?
     
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  3. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Oh, probably about an inch! If we are lucky, that is!
     
  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Apparently it doesn't really snow heavily in Reykjavic. It's mainly north of there that gets the snow.
     
  5. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    My experience of snow in Iceland is that mostly travels horizontally!
     
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  6. Snorri

    Snorri Well-Known Member

    Nope, Reykjavík is usualy light on snow, windy and wet is more their style.
     
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  7. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Yep been there a few times in winter and only seen light snow and slush. Enough to make the road in from Keflavik very tricky though.
     
  8. PhotoEcosse

    PhotoEcosse Well-Known Member

    Remember that you are only a few hundred miles farther north than Scotland and surrounded by sea. Quite a bit farther south than the north of Norway or Canada. Deep snow is equally rare in Orkney, Shetland and the north coast of the Scottish mainland.
     
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  9. Snorri

    Snorri Well-Known Member

    Indeed, I have been there in more often than I care to rember... North and East, that is where you want to be in Iceland.
     
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  10. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    So half a metre in Reykjavic upsets transport as much as half an inch in the home counties.
     
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