Tropical Storm Nicole Touching Down In Iceland - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Tropical Storm Nicole Touching Down In Iceland

Published October 19, 2016

Photos by
Art Bicnick

The weather system that was once a hurricane that slammed Bermuda has all but touched down in Iceland as a tropical storm, bringing with it very high winds that are expected to last until tomorrow afternoon in the capital area.

The storm is currently not so far from the southwest corner of Iceland, and is continuing in our general direction. Vísir reports that this could bring with it winds of up to 40 metres per second.

While these conditions should pass over the Reykjavík area by midday tomorrow, northeast Iceland will then start receiving the brunt of the storm. The north and the northeast will be experiencing high winds well into the day after tomorrow.

As such, it is probably not a good idea to hit the road during this time. If you do venture out, don’t let the rain tempt you into using an umbrella. You’ll still get wet, only you’ll also be carrying a broken aluminium frame with a rag attached to it.


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