Weather in Iceland in august 2024

Here, check out the weather forecast for the month of august for most popular cities in Iceland. These predictions are probabilities for august from weather reports for over 10 years. The percentage indicates the probability of having the weather mentioned.



Where to go in Iceland in august?

Where to go in Iceland in august: destination map

Legend: perfect weather good tolerable bad very bad

Where to go in each region in august?

East of Iceland
(Hofn, Vatnajökul National Park, Seyðisfjörður...)
bad weather*
North of Iceland
(Akureyri, Siglufjördur, Raufarhöfn...)
bad weather*
South of Iceland
(Landmannalaugar, Selfoss, Vík í Mýrdal...)
tolerable weather*
South West of Iceland
(Reykjavik, Grindavík, Keflavík...)
tolerable weather
West of Iceland
(Borgarnes, Snaefellsnes, Ólafsvík...)
bad weather*
Westfjords
(Ísafjörður, Patreksfjörður, Djúpavík...)
bad weather
*over most of the region. Weather may vary locally.


Where should you go in Iceland in august when it comes to the weather?

Remember:
The climate in Iceland in august ranges from tolerable to very bad depending on the region and city.

As in July, it is relatively mild in Iceland. However, the climate is deteriorating rapidly in the north due to the increase in precipitation. The sun, the rain and the cloud thinnings take turns during the month of August. This means that on one day, the climate throughout August in Iceland is magnificent - while the next, it is possible to face intense rains. These same climatic characteristics are observable throughout the whole of Iceland.

August in Reykjavik and South-western Iceland

The climate in Reykjavik is mild, with temperatures varying between 10˚ C and 15˚ C. However due to rainfall, one should expect rainy days that are more numerous compared to those of the previous month. However, the first twenty days of the month are still mild - with sunny or partly sunny days. It is especially towards the end of the month that waterproof clothes become indispensable.

August in Akureyri and Northern Iceland

In the town of Akureyri, rains dominate the weather in Iceland throughout August. Indeed, the rain increases in both intensity and frequency. There are more rainy days than sunny days at this point in time. During the month, it is not uncommon to have several rainy episodes succeeding each other in the same day.


Climate in Iceland in august

Climate in Reykjavik in august

In august, maximum temperature is 58°F and minimum temperature is 50°F (for an average temperature of 54°F). The climate is fairly cold in this location in this month, but it is endurable by dressing warm. With 3.9in over 7 days, you will experience some showers throughout your stay. But this is pretty reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.
With proper weather, the month of august is okay (but not good time) for traveling there.

August
Average temperature 54°F
Highest temperature 58°F
Lowest temperature 50°F
Sea temperature 53°F
Rainfall 3.9in
Number of days with rainfall 7 day(s)
(22%)
Humidity 88%
Daily sunshine hours 14
Cloud cover 60%
Length of day 16:23
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable
more information about the climate in Reykjavik in august

Climate in Akureyri in august

In the month of august, the mean temperature in Akureyri is 47°F (maximum temperature is 56°F and minimum temperature is 40°F). The climate is relatively cold in that area in august, but it is tolerable when dressing cosy. With 6.5in over 10 days, you will experience some showers throughout your holidays. But this is rather moderate and you will not be too bothered by it.
With a bad weather, the month of august is not recommended month to go in this city.

August
Average temperature 47°F
Highest temperature 56°F
Lowest temperature 40°F
Sea temperature 49°F
Rainfall 6.5in
Number of days with rainfall 10 day(s)
(33%)
Humidity 90%
Daily sunshine hours 14
Cloud cover 65%
Length of day 16:46
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net very bad
more information about the climate in Akureyri in august

Climate in Borgarnes in august

In the month of august, the mean temperature in Borgarnes is 54°F (maximum temperature is 58°F and minimum temperature is 50°F). The climate is relatively cool in this location in august, but it is tolerable by dressing hot. With 3.9in over 7 days, you will experience some showers for your stay. But this is rather reasonably and it is only of temporary showers.
With a correct weather, the month of august is okay (but not the best month) for traveling in Borgarnes.

August
Average temperature 54°F
Highest temperature 58°F
Lowest temperature 50°F
Sea temperature 52°F
Rainfall 3.9in
Number of days with rainfall 7 day(s)
(22%)
Humidity 88%
Daily sunshine hours 15
Cloud cover 60%
Length of day 16:29
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable
more information about the climate in Borgarnes in august

Climate in Djúpavík in august

In the month of august, maximum temperature is 54°F and minimum temperature is 47°F (for an average temperature of 50°F). The climate is quite cool in this location in the month of august, but it is livable when dressing hot. With 2.6in over 4 days, you will experience some showers for your journey. But this is pretty reasonably and you will not be too bothered by it.
With an unfavorable weather, august is not recommended month to go in Djúpavík in Iceland.

August
Average temperature 50°F
Highest temperature 54°F
Lowest temperature 47°F
Sea temperature 48°F
Rainfall 2.6in
Number of days with rainfall 4 day(s)
(12%)
Humidity 90%
Daily sunshine hours 15
Cloud cover 61%
Length of day 16:49
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad
more information about the climate in Djúpavík in august

Climate in Grindavík in august

In the month of august, maximum temperature is 56°F and minimum temperature is 52°F (for an average temperature of 54°F). The climate is relatively fresh in this city in august, but it is tolerable by dressing warm. With 4.9in over 7 days, rainfall can happen for your trip. But this is reasonably and it will not be continuous.
With proper weather, the month of august is okay (but not good month) for traveling there in Iceland.

August
Average temperature 54°F
Highest temperature 56°F
Lowest temperature 52°F
Sea temperature 53°F
Rainfall 4.9in
Number of days with rainfall 7 day(s)
(24%)
Humidity 85%
Daily sunshine hours 14
Cloud cover 60%
Length of day 16:19
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net tolerable
more information about the climate in Grindavík in august


All cities in Iceland in august

Reykjavik in augusttolerable weather
Akureyri in augustvery bad weather
Borgarnes in augusttolerable weather
Djúpavík in augustbad weather
Grindavík in augusttolerable weather
Hofn in augustbad weather
Ísafjörður in augustbad weather
Landmannalaugar in augustbad weather
Ólafsvík in augustbad weather
Patreksfjörður in augustbad weather
Raufarhöfn in augustbad weather
Selfoss in augusttolerable weather
Seyðisfjörður in augusttolerable weather
Siglufjördur in augusttolerable weather
Snaefellsnes in augustbad weather
Vatnajökul National Park in augustbad weather
Vík í Mýrdal in augustbad weather
Arnarstapi in augustbad weather
Asbyrgi Canyon in augustbad weather
Askja in augustvery bad weather
Borgarfjörður eystri in augustbad weather
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Weather data for Iceland in august:

Weather data for Iceland in august is derived from an average of the weather forecast since 2009 in Iceland. There is a margin of error and these forecasts are to be considered as general information only. The weather in Iceland can vary slightly from year to year, but these predictions should limit surprises. So you can pack your bags and check when is the best time to go to Iceland.


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