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May The Storms Be With You: More Weather Alerts Issued In Iceland

May The Storms Be With You: More Weather Alerts Issued In Iceland

Alice Demurtas
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Published May 22, 2018

An alert has been issued today for the area of Faxaflói Bay, Breiðarfjörður and the south coast of Iceland due to heavy rains, strong winds and possible storms, says the Icelandic Met Office.

Travellers are encouraged to check the road conditions before hitting the road today, and particular attention must be paid while driving until tonight all along the western and southern Coast, from Bólungarvík all the way to Höfn. Extremely heavy rains are expected in the afternoon, and while the temperatures will be oscillating around the 8°C mark, the wind will become increasingly stronger by the hour, reaching up to 18m per second and over 21m per second in the Faxaflói Bay.

The Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue also encourages travellers to be extremely careful on slippery paths around the main tourist attractions, including Geysir and Seljalandsfoss.

The paths along Skógafoss and the canyon Fjaðrárgljúfur are closed due to damage, and so is the road crossing Snæfellsjökull National Park. For more information regarding weather and travelling conditions in Iceland, we recommend you regularly check the Association’s own website.

The weather is not expected to change too drastically this week, so expect more rain and wind up until the end of the week with short dry intervals.


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