Blizzard Warning For North & Southeast Iceland Today - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Blizzard Warning For North & Southeast Iceland Today

Published October 21, 2019

Andie Fontaine
Photo by
Art Bicnick

Autumn has come to an abrupt halt for much of the country, as the Icelandic Met Office now warns that the entirety of North Iceland and the southeast will be experiencing blizzard conditions. Driving through these areas today is very hazardous.

Wind speeds from 10 metres per second and up to 25 metres per second are predicted through the northern Westfjords, all of North Iceland, the east and the southeast, with gusts reaching speeds of up to 30 metres per second.

On top of this, all of the aforementioned northern regions will experience blowing snow. This will severely limit visibility and make mountain roads in particular slippery. While snow is not predicted for the east and southeast, the power of the gusts is such that drivers should exercise extreme caution, and not attempt to traverse these regions in a small car.

These conditions are expected to last until about midnight tonight. We would advise avoiding travelling through the north today, and to be super careful going through the east and southeast. As always, check both the weather and road conditions before hitting the road.

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