Storming In Reykjavik Area Through The Evening - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Storming In Reykjavik Area Through The Evening

Published September 18, 2019

Andie Fontaine
Photos by
Art Bicnick

The greater Reykjavík area can expect heavy rainfall through the night tonight, but for the rest of the week, rain will continue to follow.

A “yellow alert” has been issued for the entirety of southwest Iceland, in fact. Normally, a storm warning in Iceland almost always means high winds. In this case, the interesting distinction is that the storm in question has little to do with wind or temperature, and everything to do with the sheer volume of water that will fall on us.

This storm warning will continue through Thursday afternoon, but honestly, the weather for the rest of the week is nothing to write home about, either.

As the forecast shows, rain is going to be falling over most of Iceland (although hopefully not on the gutter-busting scale of the next 24 hours) well through the rest of the week. The east should be the driest region during this period (of course) but Reykjavík will not see anything but the briefest respites from rain until Monday morning.

As heavy rains can mean flash floods, washed out roads and other hazards, it is imperative to check road conditions before getting behind the wheel and hitting the countryside.

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