The Fun Continues: Stormy Weather Through Tomorrow Afternoon — The Reykjavik Grapevine

The Fun Continues: Stormy Weather Through Tomorrow Afternoon

Published January 10, 2020

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Art Bicnick

If you breathed a sigh of relief as winds began to calm yesterday and this morning, brace yourself: stormy weather is coming back, the Icelandic Met Office reports.

The most severely affected areas, marked on orange alert, are the eastern portion of South Iceland and the northern portion of the Westfjords.

In the former, winds from 18 to 25 metres per second are predicted, along with considerable snowfall. This being the case, you should expect road closures in this area—travel is inadvisable while the orange alert stands. In the latter area, conditions will be very much the same, so if you happen to be in Ísafjörður, for example, you are advised to stay put until the orange alert passes.

Yellow alerts are in effect for West Iceland and the Highlands, which in this case means winds of 15 to 23 metres per second and a mix of snow and rain. Travel in these areas may prove difficult, so exercise great caution if you plan on driving, especially if you are in a vehicle especially vulnerable to high winds.

These conditions are forecast to persist until early tomorrow afternoon.

As always, be sure and check the weather forecast and road conditions before traveling in Iceland, especially in the winter.

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