If you haven’t heard already about how variable the weather in Iceland can be, I just tell you right now that it is very bipolar; it can be nice and sunny (such a rarity here in Iceland, it seems) one minute, and within the next few seconds, a grey-coloured sky with stormclouds quickly rolls in like a herd of cattle being rounded up from the grazing fields. This is definitely one thing Edmontonians have in common with Icelanders, since the weather of our region is also very unpredictable and may go from one extreme to the next.
Yesterday was a considerably nice day with the sun shining, minor cloud coverage, and a slight breeze just when you needed it. With the weather forecast being rainy the next four days, the semester winding down (already!), and having two final projects looming over me like the Grim Reaper, I decided to go for a stroll around town instead of being locked up inside, sadly looking out the window while attempting to work productively. My mini-excursion ended up being two hours long, and boy, was it great. While strolling around town, I took pictures of the different coloured crocuses that have been popping up out of the ground (I guess spring is here in Reykjavik), and walked up and down unfamiliar streets wherever my eyes and mind took me. However, during these two hours, the weather constantly changed, never being able to decide what exactly it wanted to do. It went from being sunny with no clouds, to cloudy with no sun, to short periods of hail, to lots of wind, and then no wind at all. As I got home, I was greeted with a cotton candy-coloured sky with the sun setting in the near distance. Later, with the sky being crystal clear, I was lucky to finally catch a magnificent show of the northern lights right outside my front door.
Now with the weather forecast calling for rain all weekend, I hope the decision to go for a walk around town was worth it; however, can the weather and forecast ever be right? Or may I just call it an Icelandic April Fool’s Day joke, cause seriously, could the weather just smarten up already?