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Raufarhöfn Climate & Temperature

  • Raufarhöfn, Iceland is at 66°27'N, 15°57'W, 8 m (26 ft). See map.
  • Raufarhöfn has a polar tundra climate with no true summer (Köppen-Geiger classification: ET).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Raufarhöfn is situated in or near the subpolar rain tundra biome.
  • The average temperature is 2 degrees Celsius (35.6 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.2 °C (18.4°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic. Raufarhöfn Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 731.9 mm (28.8 inches) which is equivalent to 731.9 Litres/m² (17.95 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 995 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 Raufarhöfn you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica where you would find a Ice Cap climate.

Raufarhöfn 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) 2 (36) 3 (37) 6 (43) 9 (48) 11 (52) 10 (50) 9 (48) 6 (43) 3 (37) 1 (34) 5 (41)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (28) -2 (29) -2 (28) 0 (32) 3 (37) 6 (44) 8 (46) 8 (46) 5 (42) 3 (37) -1 (31) -2 (28) 2 (36)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) -4 (25) -4 (25) -4 (25) -2 (28) 1 (34) 4 (39) 6 (43) 5 (41) 4 (39) 1 (34) -2 (28) -4 (25) 0 (32)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 76 (3) 57 (2) 66 (3) 47 (2) 28 (1) 39 (2) 48 (2) 58 (2) 73 (3) 86 (3) 80 (3) 76 (3) 732 (29)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 16 (52) 15 (53) 15 (48) 14 (47) 12 (39) 10 (33) 13 (42) 16 (52) 17 (57) 17 (55) 17 (57) 18 (58) 180 (49)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 0h 23' 1h 24' 3h 00' 3h 56' 5h 00' 5h 54' 4h 54' 3h 05' 2h 48' 1h 42' 0h 30' 0h 00' 2h 43'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 4h 30' 8h 21' 12h 03' 15h 50' 19h 45' 23h 18' 21h 22' 17h 19' 13h 30' 9h 42' 5h 47' 2h 20' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 11 (89) 19 (81) 27 (73) 26 (74) 26 (74) 26 (74) 24 (76) 19 (81) 22 (78) 19 (81) 10 (90) 0 (100) 23 (77)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 3.9 13.1 23.9 35.5 43.8 47 44 35.6 24.2 12.8 3.8 0.6 24

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