Heavy Rain And Flood Warning In Full Effect - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Heavy Rain And Flood Warning In Full Effect

Published October 11, 2016

Photos by
Art Bicnick

The Icelandic Met Office is warning people that very heavy rains are to be expected over the next couple days, making travel in certain parts of Iceland downright dangerous.

RÚV reports that the next 24 hours will see a very large volume of rainfall, especially for Iceland, across the south and southwest, as well as in the Westfjords. As such, travelers are strongly advised to avoid going near streams and rivers during this time, as flash flooding is a real possibility.

Even those living in cities and towns are advised to exercise caution. Not all parts of every municipality have sufficient storm drainage, as Iceland is not accustomed to particularly heavy rainfalls. Avoid driving through pools of water in the road that look like they could possible present a problem, and watch your speed on wet roads.

The weather is expected to be considerably drier by Friday, at which time you can return to enjoying the country with impunity.


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