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Weather warning: Heavy rain and strong gale expected around Iceland Monday night

By Staff

  • At 23 (11pm) Monday The purple code shows were the wind is expected to be 13 to 23 m/s (33-55 mph/54-83 km/h). Image via The Icelandic Met Office.

Considerable rain and strong gale, or more than 20 m/s (medial wind more than 45 mph/72 km/h), is expected widely around Iceland tonight and over night according to a warning from The Icelandic Met Office (IMO).

The wind speed can become much stronger in bursts close to mountains in those areas, so travel conditions will be tough.  Slow down and drive carefully.

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IMO’s forecast
Becoming southeast 15-23 m/s (33-55 mph/54-83 km/h) Monday tonight with considerable rain in the south and west. Temperature 5 to 15 degrees C (41-59 F), warmest in the northeast.

Decreasing southwesterly wind Tuesday morning with showers of rain or sleet, first in the southwest but becoming fair in the northeast. Becoming colder. South 5-13 m/s (11-29 mph/ 18-47 km/h) tomorrow evening, strongest wind in West Iceland.

Below you can see a live North Atlantc Ocean wind map.

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