From Iceland — Great, Another Stinkin' Yellow Warning

Great, Another Stinkin’ Yellow Warning

Published January 20, 2020

Sam O'Donnell

Another yellow warning is in effect throughout Monday for much of the western part of Iceland. Gale force winds, hail and snow-showers will make driving difficult in Faxaflói, Breiðafjörður, the Westfjords, and in the North West and Central highlands. In the south of Iceland, rainfall and melting snow pose a risk for flooding.

According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) there is a good chance that the Hvítá river basin will flood. Between the rainfall and snow melting, the rivers and streams in the south and west of the country have risen considerably. The high winds and stormy weather will contribute to this potential flooding.

Stay off the roads where the warning is in effect, especially where there is potential flooding. The winds should calm down by Tuesday, but when it comes to Icelandic weather, nothing is guaranteed.

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