Climate and Weather of Hofn, Iceland

The climate of Hofn

Höfn is a small fishing town on a peninsula in the south-east of Iceland. Höfn is quite sheltered between two fjords. Most tourists who visit Höfn come here for the Skálafellsjökul glacier and the lake that goes with it. Höfn is also known for its lobster festival, which attracts many people every year.

According to citypopulationreview, Höfn has a cold maritime climate, which is a lot softer than you would expect due to the warmer sea currents that pass here. The temperatures here may be slightly higher than in the interior of Iceland, but it will never get really warm here. In this region there is on average slightly more rainfall than in other parts of Iceland. The average annual temperature is 4.1 degrees Celsius and there is an average of 1367 mm of rain per year.

Climate figures

The figures below are based on long-term average climate statistics. The temperatures are displayed in degrees Celsius (°C).

maximum temperature minimum temperature hours of sunshine per day days of rainfall per month water temperature
January 2℃ -3℃ 0 18 7℃
February 3℃ -2℃ 1 15 7℃
March 3℃ -2℃ 3 16 7℃
April 6℃ 0℃ 4 14 7℃
May 9℃ 3℃ 6 14 8℃
June 11℃ 6℃ 6 15 9℃
July 13℃ 8℃ 5 16 10℃
August 12℃ 7℃ 5 16 11℃
September 10℃ 5℃ 4 16 10℃
October 7℃ 2℃ 2 18 8℃
November 4℃ -1℃ 1 15 8℃
December 2℃ -3℃ 0 18 7℃

The weather in Hofn

Here you will find the weather forecast for Hofn. View the current weather in Höfn and the forecast for the coming days, such as the temperatures, the chance of precipitation, the wind direction and the wind strength. With this weather data you can see what kind of weather you can expect in Hofn. Based on the climate statistics, we describe the weather per month in Hofn. This is not a long-term forecast, but gives the average weather forecast for all months of the year. Would you like to see the detailed weather forecast for Höfn? On the page with extra weather information we show the chance of snow, the wind chill, visibility, UV strength, air pressure and more good weather information.

An average weather picture per month can be compiled on the basis of long-term climate statistics, certain weather patterns and specific events.

The weather in January

In January, the average maximum temperature in Höfn is around 2 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in January is -3 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in January at this destination is around 0 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 18 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in February

In the month of February, the average maximum temperature in Höfn is around 3 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in February is -2 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in February at this destination is around 1 hour per day. Within the whole month there is rainfall for about 15 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in March

In March, the average maximum temperature in Höfn is around 3 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in March is -2 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in March at this destination is around 3 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 16 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in April

In April, the average maximum temperature in Höfn is around 6 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in April is 0 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in April at this destination is around 4 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 14 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this ensures a reasonable amount of precipitation during this month.

The weather in May

In May, the average maximum temperature in Höfn is around 9 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in May is 3 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in May in this destination is around 6 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 14 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this ensures a reasonable amount of precipitation during this month.

The weather in June

In the month of June, the average maximum temperature in Höfn is around 11 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in June is 6 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in June at this destination is around 6 hours per day. Within the whole month there is rainfall for about 15 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this ensures a reasonable amount of precipitation during this month.

The weather in July

In July, the average maximum temperature in Höfn is around 13 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in July is 8 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in July at this destination is around 5 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 16 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this ensures a reasonable amount of precipitation during this month.

The weather in August

In August, the average maximum temperature in Höfn is around 12 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in August is 7 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in August in this destination is around 5 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 16 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in September

In September, the average maximum temperature in Höfn is around 10 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in September is 5 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in September at this destination is around 4 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 16 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in October

In October, the average maximum temperature in Höfn is around 7 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in October is 2 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in October at this destination is around 2 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 18 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in November

In November, the average maximum temperature in Höfn is around 4 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in November is -1 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in November at this destination is around 1 hour per day. Within the whole month there is rainfall for about 15 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

The weather in December

In December, the average maximum temperature in Höfn is around 2 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in December is -3 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in December at this destination is around 0 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 18 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this results in a month with quite a lot of precipitation.

Hofn, Iceland