Icelandic weather is a commom conversational topic, so let’s spend a few more words on it. Only a couple of days ago the weather looked very promising. The air felt warmer, white clouds were hanging low and fluffy in the sky, the wind was giving us a break, and it was sunny for more than five minutes! The outskirts of Reykjavík were crowded–for Iceland’s standards, that is–with people taking a stroll and enjoying the relatively mild temperatures. Everybody thought the long-awaited seasonal change was coming and spring was just round the corner.
What happened then? It was white and grey everywhere, all over again: no sun, no people promenading, freezing cold gripping our quasi spring remains. For some reason, this year winter has taken a liking on Iceland and it decided to hang around a little longer. Not that we are overall much surprised, as we are used to unexpected turns and twists when it comes to the weather. Still, we got tricked alright.
Don’t get me wrong, snow and winter can be nice and overcast skies can be appealing, especially if you enjoy longer naps and drinking your scorching tea without the sweating part. It’s just that sometimes boredom sets foot in and your body tells you it has had enough.
Forecasts announce it will get better by the end of next week, with temperatures rising well over 0°C and rain making a comeback–is this good news? In any case, better not to take our wooly mittens off yet.