From Iceland — Lightning Expected In Forecast Today, Rain Rest Of Week

Lightning Expected In Forecast Today, Rain Rest Of Week

Published May 25, 2020

Sam O'Donnell
Photo by
Mike Lehmann, Mike Switzerland/Wikimedia Commons

Very unstable air will cause heavy rain and possible thunderstorms with lightning, according to the Icelandic Meteorological Office. Southerly winds will blow between 5-13 m/s in the south and west this afternoon, and can be expected to pick up to 15-20 m/s later tonight and early tomorrow morning. These conditions make the perfect recipe for thunder and lightning, which is a rare occurrence in this part of the world.

Temperatures will range from 6-14°C, with warmer temperatures in the northern part of the country. The rest of the week will see a lot of rain, especially in the southern and western parts of the country. The eastern half of Iceland can expect sunnier days and warmer temperatures.

On Wednesday, a southwesterly wind will blow 10-15 m/s with rain in the west and south. The temperature will be 6-12°C. Thursday will see the wind die down a bit with a little rain and possibly some hail in the west, but once again, the sun will shine in the east. The temperature will be a little bit warmer, at 7-16°C with the warmer temperatures in the east.

The weekend will also see quite a bit of rain. On Friday, a southerly wind will blow showers across most of the country, but the temperature will remain much the same as it was on Thursday. Then on Saturday, the southern and western part of the country will see more rain, while the east will be partly cloudy. The temperature will then cool off, down to 4-12°C, and–you guessed it–the warmer weather will be in the east. Sunday will see more rain throughout the country.

I hope you planted something in your garden this past weekend.

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