Winds at speeds from 35 to 50 metres per second can be expected across North Iceland today, according to the latest alert from the Icelandic Met Office. Travelling by car through these areas today is highly inadvisable.
As can be seen, winds across this region will have a persistent speed of 15-25m/s. While this is already challenging for would-be travellers, the gusts are the real issue here.
In gusts, winds will reach speeds up to 35-40m/s in the West Fjörds; 35-45m/s in the northwest; and a downright hazardous 40-50m/s in the northeast and eastern coastal areas. These are not winds you want to be driving through, least of all in a tiny rental car.
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As always, before heading onto the road, it is strongly advised to check both the weather and road conditions. Doing so only takes a few seconds, but can save you a lot of time, money and personal injury.