Goodbye Sunny Weather, Hello Friday Storms - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Goodbye Sunny Weather, Hello Friday Storms

Published March 31, 2016

Photo by
Marc Vincenz

Pay your respects to the sun as it disappears behind the clouds once again, and brace yourself for a stormy April 1.

The Icelandic Met Office forecasts that the change from sunny but cold to windy and still cold is set to begin this evening, and will continue throughout the day tomorrow.

“Increasing E winds today, 10-18 m/s in the south by afternoon and snowshowers on the coast,” they announce. “Lighter winds and mainly fair in the north part. Increasing temperature. E 13-25 m/s near midnight, strongest near the south coast. Rain or sleet, but snow in N-Iceland late tonight. East 13-20 tomorrow, moderating in the south in the afternoon. Intermittent snow in the [north], but rain elsewhere, mainly in the southeast part. Temperature 0 to 8 deg. C.”

As such, those driving outside the capital should be wary of road conditions, RÚV reports. Icy roads have been spotted both across south Iceland and in Suðurnes, which are also both considerably windy areas of the country. East Iceland may also see substantial snowfall and icy roads. Driving through these areas with extra caution is advised.

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