From Iceland — Enjoy Today's Calm Weather? Too Bad, Another Storm Is Coming

Enjoy Today’s Calm Weather? Too Bad, Another Storm Is Coming

Published January 24, 2020

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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Icelandic Met Office

The storms that have raged over Iceland over the past 48 hours have finally abated, and everyone is breathing a sigh of relief. That relief is going to be very short-lived, however, based on the latest alerts from the Icelandic Met Office.

According to their forecasts, this evening will bring with it high winds coming from the northeast at speeds from 15 to 25 metres per second. This will affect most of the country, with the exceptions of the north and the north east, and lend itself to poor visibility with difficult driving conditions.

Speaking of driving conditions, road travel is presently already pretty challenging for many parts of the country, especially in the south and the north, and many roads in the Westfjords are completely impassable. These conditions may worsen as the next storm lands.

Relief is in sight, as this next storm is only expected to last for about 24 hours. That is, until the next one. Alert readers are advised to follow the weather forecast and road conditions (in the previous link) before hitting the road.

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