Weather in Iceland in august 2020

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.

Weather details in august

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.



Where to go in Iceland in august?

Where to go in Iceland in august: destination map

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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 bad depending on the region and city.

warning in august the weather varied depending on the city and regions of the country.

That month is not the best month to spend holidays in Iceland. The weather in Selfoss, Keflavík, Eyjafjallajökull, Reykjavik and Grindavík is just ok. The sun is not there all the time and you risk you to be soaked by rain frequently. Nevertheless, if you don't plan a deckchair & cocktails by the pool trip but rather city tours, this climate may be enough. In addition, there are certainly fewer tourists dyring this month of august.

It's much worse in Húsavík, Ísafjörður, Mývatn, Hofn and Akureyri and surrounding areas where the climate is very bad. It is not recommended to travel to these areas this month.



Climate in Iceland in august

Climate in Reykjavik in august

In august, maximum temperature is 58°F and minimum temperature is 49°F (for an average temperature of 52°F). The climate is fairly cold in this location in this month, but it is endurable by dressing warm. With 4.3in over 12 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 52°F
Highest temperature 58°F
Lowest temperature 49°F
Sea temperature 53°F
Rainfall 4.3in
Number of days with rainfall 12 day(s)
(40%)
Humidity 87%
Daily sunshine hours 14
Cloud cover 60%
Length of day 16:27
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 49°F (maximum temperature is 54°F and minimum temperature is 43°F). The climate is relatively cold in that area in august, but it is tolerable when dressing cosy. With 5in over 18 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 49°F
Highest temperature 54°F
Lowest temperature 43°F
Sea temperature 49°F
Rainfall 5in
Number of days with rainfall 18 day(s)
(58%)
Humidity 92%
Daily sunshine hours 14
Cloud cover 65%
Length of day 16:49
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad
more information about the climate in Akureyri in august

Climate in Eyjafjallajökull 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 that area in this month, but it is tolerable by dressing hot. With 4in over 13 days, you will experience some showers during your stay. But this is reasonably and it is only of temporary showers.
With a correct weather, august is okay (but not good time) for traveling in this locality.

August
Average temperature 54°F
Highest temperature 56°F
Lowest temperature 52°F
Rainfall 4in
Number of days with rainfall 13 day(s)
(43%)
Humidity 84%
Daily sunshine hours 15
Cloud cover 52%
Length of day 16:20
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad
more information about the climate in Eyjafjallajökull 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 3.6in over 12 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 3.6in
Number of days with rainfall 12 day(s)
(39%)
Humidity 85%
Daily sunshine hours 14
Cloud cover 59%
Length of day 16:23
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad
more information about the climate in Grindavík in august

Climate in Hofn in august

In the month of august, maximum temperature is 54°F and minimum temperature is 49°F (for an average temperature of 50°F). The climate is rather fresh there in this month, but it is livable by dressing hot. With 5in over 14 days, rainfall can happen for your journey. But this is moderate and it is only of temporary showers.
With a bad climate, august is not the best time to go in this locality in Iceland.

August
Average temperature 50°F
Highest temperature 54°F
Lowest temperature 49°F
Sea temperature 51°F
Rainfall 5in
Number of days with rainfall 14 day(s)
(45%)
Humidity 87%
Daily sunshine hours 14
Cloud cover 56%
Length of day 16:29
Our opinion at whereandwhen.net bad
more information about the climate in Hofn in august

All cities in Iceland in august

Reykjavik in augusttolerable weather
Akureyri in augustbad weather
Eyjafjallajökull in augustbad weather
Grindavík in augustbad weather
Hofn in augustbad weather
Húsavík in augustbad weather
Ísafjörður in augustbad weather
Keflavík in augustbad weather
Mývatn in augustbad weather
Selfoss in augusttolerable weather
Akranes in augusttolerable weather
Borgarnes in augusttolerable weather
Dalvik in augustbad weather
Egilsstaðir in augustbad weather
Hveragerdi in augusttolerable weather
Kopavogur in augusttolerable weather
Mosfellsbaer in augusttolerable weather
Seltjarnarnes in augusttolerable weather
Vestmannaeyjar (Vestmann island) in augustbad weather
Vogar 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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