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Iceland Mag


Storm warning for North-West Iceland, icy roads in the south and west

By Staff

  • Fróðárheiði heath on Snæfellsnes peninsula The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration warns that nearly all roads in West and South Iceland are slick due to ice and icy patches. Photo/IRCA webcam

A storm warning is in effect today for North West Iceland. The Icelandic Meteorological Office warns that a storm will rage in North West Iceland and the Central Highland today. Wind speeds are expected to exceed 20 m/s (45 mph). The storm brings icy snow showers and possibly sleet. The Icelandic Road and Coastal Authority warn that roads in North West, West and South Iceland are either icy or have slick patches.

Alternates between half-decent and wet-and-windy
The IMO expects the weather to calm down in North West Iceland tomorrow, but by tomorrow evening the wind will have picked up in the South East Iceland. The temperature will be around freezing with snow and sleet showers. The weather will remain like this for the rest of the week: Alternating between half decent and snow and sleet showers with strong winds.

The IRCA warns of ice and slick patches on all roads, especially on heaths. Hellisheiði heath, between Reykjavík and South Iceland, is slick, and there is snow and ice on roads in South Iceland.


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