From Iceland — Yet Another Storm Sweeps Over Much Of Iceland

Yet Another Storm Sweeps Over Much Of Iceland

Published February 25, 2022

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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Icelandic Met Office

Today is probably not a great day to be traveling anywhere in Iceland, at least not until this evening.

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The Icelandic Met Office has issued an orange alert, effective noon today, for the southwest quadrant of Iceland, and a yellow warning for the southeast.

This will mean winds from 18 to 28 metres per second in the area stretching from the southern coast of Snæfellsnes on south and east to Vík. This will be accompanied by rain, sleet, and powerful gusts of wind. Traveling in this area is not advised.

Meanwhile, in the southeast, winds will range from 15 to 23 metres per second, accompanied by sleet and snow.

These conditions are expected to persist until at least 19:00 tonight, by which time the storm will have moved to the northeast and lost some of its power. That said, there will be a yellow alert in effect for that region, with winds from 18 to 25 metres per second, until 22:00 tonight.

As always, check for the latest updates on weather and road conditions before getting behind the wheel.

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