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Old 02-19-2019, 03:08 AM
 
Location: Bemidji, Minnesota
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I was having an argument with a friend of mine about Reykjavik's temperatures in the summer. I was going on about how the summers are pretty cool there, but he claimed that I clearly haven't been to Reykjavik in the summer. He said Reykjavik is wonderful in the summer and it is one of the most beautiful places on Earth in the summer. So would you say the summer there is warm?

I basically got yelled at for suggesting Reykjavik has a cool summer, so I just want to know if I am really wrong.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reykjav%C3%ADk#Climate

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Old 02-19-2019, 03:31 AM
 
Location: Bidford-on-Avon, England
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It has sunny and mild summers, not warm.
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Old 02-19-2019, 03:37 AM
 
Location: Bemidji, Minnesota
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It has sunny and mild summers, not warm.
Yes mild that is what I am looking for. Tbh I don't think the summers there are all that bad, but meh I want a little bit of variety of warmness. Even Eureka, California has a great summer for me.
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Old 02-19-2019, 05:07 AM
 
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Reykjavik does have a cool summer. Maybe your friend visited on days that were above-average or maybe s/he didn't really notice the weather because it was such a beautiful place. Reykjavik is cool on average days.

I would think of it as similar to visiting the Oregon Coast, Vancouver, etc. in spring, which I have done. It tends to be cool and maybe rainy most of the time but I remember a sunny day that was probably warmer than average.
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:31 AM
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Location: Providence, RI
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I personally probably wouldn't describe a summer as warm until at least one month averages 16C, which corresponds to the half-way point between hot summer climates (>22c) and climates that lack a summer altogether (<10C).

Since Rejkjavík merely averages 11.2C in its hottest month (July), it is inappropriate IMO to describe its summer as warm. Mild would function as a more accurate designation for Rajkjavík's summer.
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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He said Reykjavik is wonderful in the summer and it is one of the most beautiful places on Earth in the summer. So would you say the summer there is warm?
Well, I've been to the climatically similar Tierra del Fuego in the summer and it is one of the most beautiful places on Earth in the summer... It doesn't mean it's warm. In fact, it's pretty chilly, and I knew noone who said it's warm, let alone saying that it has a warm summer.

Whatever, people often have peculiar points of view on weather. For instance, I did hear that winters felt colder in Buenos Aires than in Tierra del Fuego, which sounds delirious to me, but they were very serious about this statement.
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Bologna, Italy
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It can get warm but I wouldn't call that warm at all. More like mildish cool. Although I guess if I lived here for a while I'd probably think it is warm enough after a while.
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Old 02-19-2019, 12:33 PM
 
Location: In transition
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I haven't been to Reykjavik in the summer, only in the late fall but judging by the averages, I wouldn't say it is warm at all. It is mild at best.

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Old 02-19-2019, 01:03 PM
 
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Old 02-19-2019, 01:17 PM
 
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Well, I see average 50F in Reykjavic, and someone said "warm = 60F".

I would say "warm" is 80F and above (27C) at least.

50F certainly is NOT "warm".

Not that I wouldn't like to visit there someday.
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