From Iceland — Lightning Warning Issued For Large Portion Of Iceland

Lightning Warning Issued For Large Portion Of Iceland

Published August 4, 2021

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Mike Switzerland/Wikimedia Commons

From today until Friday, the weather forecast shows, rain and warm weather will be sweeping across the country. Written remarks from the meteorologist state that these conditions increase the chances of a lightning strike in Iceland.

While lightning happens more often in Iceland than many would suspect, it is still quite uncommon. Icelandic conditions are usually not conducive to lightning, due to the lack of warm air.

However, for the next few days, temperatures from most of the country will be in the middle to high teens, during which heavy rains will be awash over the country. These conditions are ripe for lightning strikes, with increased chances in the southern portion of Iceland, where temperatures will be greater and rains heavier.

Come Friday, rains should begin to thin out, with partly to mostly cloudy skies forecast for most of the country, and temperatures reaching the low to mid teens.

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