Southeast 5-10 m/s with rain after midnight, first in the southwest. Lighter southerly wind tomorrow and rain, especially in the south and west, but decreasing precipitation in the afternoon. Slowly cooling, temperature 7 til 18 deg. C tomorrow, warmest in the northeast.
Forecast made 25.06.2016 21:54
|4.0||25 Jun 13:17:14||Checked||3.4 km N of Bárðarbunga|
|3.9||25 Jun 13:45:01||Checked||3.8 km N of Bárðarbunga|
|3.5||25 Jun 07:19:44||Checked||3.3 km ESE of Bárðarbunga|
Four earthquakes over magnitude 3,0 have occurred today on June 25th in the Bardarbunga caldera. The first earthquake occurred at 07:19 an had magnitude 3,5. An earthquake of magnitude 4,0 occurred at 13:17 and around 20 aftershocks have been measured; the largest ones of magnitude 3,2 at 13:18 and 3,9 at 13:45. The wave of earthquakes lasted between 13:15 and 14:00 but has settled down since then.
Written by a specialist at 25 Jun 14:47 GMT
Around 350 earthquakes were detected with the seismic monitoring system of the Icelandic Meteorological Office. The strongest earthquake of the week was M3.3 on Reykjanesridge on 15. June. Around 30 earthquakes were observed around Bárðarbunga, 20 around Mýrdalsjökull (Katla) and three small events at Hekla. More
|Jökulsá á Fjöllum||Grímsstaðir||280.1 m³/s||10.3 °C|
|Ölfusá||Selfoss||306.8 m³/s||11.4 °C|
Within recent days, the level of the Skaftá river at Sveinstindur has risen slowly. Additionally electrical conductivity readings from the same location have increased. These observations suggest that a glacial outburst flood (jökulhlaup) is in progress. It is likely that the flood originates from the western Skaftá ice cauldron, which last drained in June 2015; however this is unconfirmed until visual observations are made. The discharge of Skaftá at Sveinstindur is presently 140 cubic metres per second. The flood is not expected to cause any downstream disruption.
Written by a specialist at 25 Jun 12:04 GMT
Generally stable springsnow conditions in the mountains. Avalanche bulletins will not be released any more this winter unless special conditions develop in the mountains.
Written by a specialist at 27 May 17:45 GMT
The avalanche forecast is written for large areas and doesn't necessarily represent avalanche danger in urban areas.
Within recent days, the level of the Skaftá river at Sveinstindur has risen slowly. Additionally electrical conductivity readings from the same location have increased. These observations suggest that a glacial outburst flood (jökulhlaup) is in progress.
The flood is not expected to cause any downstream disruption. However, precaution is needed at the ice margin and around the ice cauldron.Read more
In order to fulfill environmental requirements, the DMI approached the IMO for a cooperation on a supercomputer. In 2014 a contract was signed and now the supercomputer is in full operation at IMO's premises. The cooperation is based on a long term, consistent relationship. DMI owns and runs the supercomputer while IMO operates the site infrastructure and costs are shared. This article gives the basic facts of the project and provides links to photos from the inauguration as well as a recording of the lectures.Read more
Seismic measurements around the Bárðarbunga volcano show that the seismic moment release on the caldera ring fault has been gradually increasing since mid September 2015. This means that stronger earthquakes than before are detected in the last months. Despite of the increasing activity, there are currently no signs of volcanic tremor.Read more
Icelandic Met. Office issues warning for bad weather conditions in Iceland tomorrow, Saturday 12th of March.Read more
Over three days at the end of January 2016 all 26 FutureVolc partners, together with additional Stakeholders, were involved in responding to an evolving eruption scenario. The exercise was a great test of the new instrumentation and procedures introduced by FutureVolc.Read more
Strong gale or storm with moderate or extreme precipitation first in the southern part. Moderating in the southwestern parts by evening, in the southeast parts early morning, in the north and east tomorrow morning, but not until tomorrow afternoon in the northwest.Read more
Weather forecasts and the current weather condition can be checked through an improved weather app provided by IMO.
Forecasts are now provided for each hour and the meteograms are available again.
Location is detected if GPS on; alerts issued by the Met Office appear automatically during the day and a personal weather watch can be arranged.
An interactive weather map shows weather observations at any station in the country.Read more