From Iceland — Northern Storms: Yellow Alert Through Tuesday Morning

Northern Storms: Yellow Alert Through Tuesday Morning

Published February 10, 2020

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Icelandic Met Office

The latest weather alert from the Icelandic Met Office presents a difficult picture for the entirety of North Iceland, but conditions should mercifully improve by early tomorrow morning.

From the northern shore of Snæfellsnes, over the Westfjords, and across the entire northern coast of Iceland to the northeastern tip, one forecast prevails: gale force winds coming in from the north at speeds from 15 to 23 metres per second.

This is challenging enough to contend with in itself, especially if one is driving near mountains, where gusts are considerably stronger. However, as there is already plenty of snow on the ground in the region and, in some cases, more snowfall being forecast, poor visibility and deteriorating road conditions can also be expected.

Fortunately, these conditions are only predicted to persist until very early tomorrow morning, at which time it will likely clear up enough to make road travel safe again.

As always before driving in Iceland, check the weather forecast and road conditions before you get behind the wheel.

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