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Weather forecast for the next 24 hours

Northeast 8-15 m/s, but 13-18 in the southeast part. Snowshowers in the north and east parts, but fair elsewhere.
Light variable wind tomorrow and sunny. North 8-13 in the far east and light showers of snow.
Becoming colder, frost 1 to 10 deg. C tomorrow.

Forecast made 27.02.2017 22:12

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Bad weather is expected - 23.2.2017

The Icelandic Meteorological Office wants to emphasize the extremely bad weather  which is expected tomorrow Friday 24th of February. Windspeed is expected to be 20 - 28 m/s (45 - 62 miles/hour) in the south and western part after noon tomorrow with strong gusts up to 40 m/s (90 miles/hour).


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The Icelandic glaciers weighed from space - 25.1.2017

Mass balance measurements carried out by the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland and the Icelandic Meteorological Office have shown that glaciers in Iceland have retreated and thinned steadily since 1995. The volume of the glaciers has been reduced by approximately 10 km³ per year on average. The mass loss of the glaciers causes perturbations in the Earth's gravity field near Iceland that are detected by sensitive instruments on board of German/American GRACE satellites.

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The weather in Iceland in 2016 - 23.1.2017

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Reporting floods well appreciated - 20.10.2016

With the foreword that safety is most important, reporting on flood events is welcome. Apologies; the web form is still only available in Icelandic but fairly self-explanatory. Please have a go and comment in English, that would be well appreciated.

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Severe gale or storm - 19.10.2016

South and southeast severe gale or storm has been forecast in most of Iceland until Thursday morning. Northern Snæfellsnes has had the strongest winds. This evening, winds are increasing again. Storm or gale from the southeast and then the south, is forecast for the West and the North with wind gusts over 40 m/s. Winds will decrease in the West during the night but in the North not until morning. Rising stream- and river levels are likely in many regions. Travellers are cautioned against fording. After safe arrival, please report on observed flooding.

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Update on the weather forecast and flood conditions - 13.10.2016

Following heavy rainfall overnight, stream and river levels remain high in the south.

Streams and rivers around Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and southern parts of Vatnajökull are very high. Further heavy rainfall is forecast for this region, so river levels will increase further until Thursday evening. In Selfoss, the river Ölfusá will continue to increase until late on Friday or early on Saturday.

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