Here in Iceland we talk a lot about the weather. Often the first subject you discuss about is the weather today, yesterday or tomorrow. We even say, if you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes.
Our feeling is that last December (2016) was much warmer than any other December months in the past. We had little to no snow and the temperature was often above +5°C which is unusual for December. These are just our feelings and nothing scientific behind it, it just felt warmer than last year. But, what do the numbers say?
We are so lucky that we have years’ worth of 10-minute weather data from a nearby station. So, let’s compare December 2015 with December 2016 and see if it was truly warmer.