Cambridge is even colder than Iceland today (February 26) – and the northerly island is set to remain warmer through this week.
Commuters were hit with the first of an expected five days of snow and travel chaos today as the “Beast from the East” enveloped the south in sub-zero temperatures.
The vortex of cold air from Siberia will leave parts of Britain colder than the Arctic Circle this week with forecasters predicting further heavy snowfall and temperatures feeling as cold as -9C on Thursday.
While Cambridgeshire will be gripped by the sub-zero temperatures and hit by snow and ice, Reykjavík is enjoying a temperature of 6C today.
The temperature will not rise about 1C all day in Cambridgeshire and at 4pm it will hit zero before plunging to -2C at 8pm, according to forecasters at the Met Office.
A yellow weather warning is in place today (Monday, February 26) between 2pm and 11:55pm. It could snow at noon and later in the afternoon, the Met Office said.
A separate yellow warning has also been issued for tomorrow (Tuesday, February 27). From 12:05am to 11:55pm there is a chance of snow in Cambridgeshire, which could cause long travel delays.
A third yellow weather warning for Cambridgeshire will remain in place all day on Wednesday.
Meanwhile in the Icelandic capital temperatures are set to reach a balmy 7C.
It may snow between noon and 4pm and the temperature will barely get above zero, and will be sub-zero for most of the day.
Meanwhile, Reykjavík will enjoy temperatures of about 5C.
But while Cambridgeshire has seen a few days of snow, last year (2017) the white stuff covered the ground for 59 days in Reykjavík.