From Iceland — Yet Another Storm Rolling In Later Today

Yet Another Storm Rolling In Later Today

Published February 18, 2020

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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Icelandic Met Office

Hope you’ve been enjoying the relative peace and quiet of the recent weather after last week’s storm, because a yellow alert has been issued for all Iceland, with the exception of the Faxaflói region, while the southeast has an orange warning issued, starting Wednesday afternoon.

The storm is expected to bring winds from 15 to 25 metres per second, with possible blowing snow and sleet.

This already makes for decidedly dangerous driving conditions, but things will be even more perilous where roads are near mountains. At such locations, gusts blowing down from the mountains can be very powerful, and in this case, gusts up to 35 metres per second are forecast.

These conditions are expected to begin early Wednesday afternoon and last through late Thursday night. In the southeast, the worst of the storm should bear down late this afternoon through late in the evening. Road travel in these regions during this time is not advised.

As always, be sure and check both the weather forecast and road conditions before you get behind the wheel.

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