Schools and afterschool programmes for most of the country were cancelled last night in expectation of severe storms this morning. While the Reykjavík area and most of southwest Iceland was spared the brunt of this in the end, there are still ongoing storms in other parts of the country, and conditions will change through Tuesday evening.
According to the latest alert from the Icelandic Met Office, there is currently an orange alert in effect for every part of the country except for the southwest quadrant. This will mean winds from 20 to 28 metres per second accompanied by snowfall and blowing snow. Absolutely do not travel in this area in these conditions, which are expected to last until 13:30 today as the storm moves eastwards.
Come 14:00, the second phase of the storm begins, in southwest Iceland. This will mean winds from 13 to 20 metres per second, with gusts reaching up to 35 metres per second. There may also be thunder and lightning, and travel conditions will be difficult at best. This will reach its peak on Monday evening.
Stormy conditions in the southwestern quadrant will continue through Tuesday but begin to dissipate by Tuesday afternoon, and will end completely by 18:00 on that day.
As always, stay informed on the latest weather and road conditions at SafeTravel.is, and save yourself time, money, and possible injury.
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