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Old accounts suggest a link between climate and volcanic eruptions in Iceland

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  • Ongoing The Holuhraun eruption began in late August and shows no signs of decline. Photo/Egill Aðalsteinsson

Temperatures across the country during November were 4 degrees Celsius (39 Fahrenheit) warmer than average, reports Vísir.is. Some believe the warmer weather can be linked to the ongoing Holuhraun eruption in the central highlands.

According to ethnologist Símon Jón Jóhannsson old, Icelandic accounts suggest a link between climate and volcanic eruptions in Iceland.
“Historic accounts show that it’s more likely that a volcanic eruption will occur in Iceland when the weather is warm. However, it’s impossible to tell which came first, the good weather or the eruption,” he said. 

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