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Weather forecast for the next 24 hours

Becoming southeast 18 to 25 m/s in south and west part around noon with snow at first, later rain or sleet. Considerable precipiation in south and west part. Lighter wind in north and east, southeast 15-23 ther late today some snow or sleet. Decreasing wind and precipition at time in the evening, the temperature 0 to 6 degress C. Southwest 15 to 23 m/s tonight and tomorrow snowshowers, mainly dry in northeast and east part. Temperature near zero degrees C.
Forecast made 04.03.2015 09:21

Forecaster's remarks

Please notice that bad weather will approach the southwest part around noon and will pass over the country. There will still be southwest gale or strong gale wind with snowshowers tonight and tomorrow.
Prepared by the meteorologist on duty 04.03.2015 09:21

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The eruption has come to an end - 28.2.2015

The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun has come to an END. For the first time, no glow was seen in a flight 27 Feb.

Volcanic gas can still get dispersed all over the country; emission has not ended.

The lava field is now 85 km². The average thickness is at least 10 - 14 m (max 40 m) and the volume is about 1.4 km³.

The maximum subsidence of the caldera is at least 61 m and the rate was only 5 cm/day last week, compared to tens of centimetres earlier. The volume of the subsidence is 1.7 - 1.8 km³.

Conditions on the eruptive site are still dangerous. Gas emissions at the eruption site and from the lava field are still life threatening.

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Comparison of displacement velocities for different time periods - 25.2.2015

The Bárðarbunga seismic- and volcanic events provide multitude of data, supporting various research.

Now, displacement velocities of GPS stations in the vicinity of Bárðarbunga over the past month, are compared with their displacement velocities from 21 September until today.

The date 21 September is chosen because by then, displacement velocities related to the propagation of the dyke have become negligible and large displacement signals around Bárðarbunga are solely due to the subsidence of the caldera.

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Warning - severe gale today - 25.2.2015

Bad weather is expected with poor travel conditions today and in the West tomorrow.

Increasing east wind with snow in the south- and west parts, but later sleet or rain by the coast, 18 to 28 m/s in the afternoon, strongest by the south coast. Lighter wind and light precipitation in the north and east parts at first, then 18 to 23 there and snow or blowing snow.

Considerably decreasing wind and precipitation by evening and tonight, but still strong gale in Vestfirðir. North 20 to 30 m/s and snow or snowshowers in the western part tomorrow, strongest wind in Vestfirðir.

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Warning - high winds - 24.2.2015

Bad weather is expected with poor travel conditions Wednesday 25 Feb., first in the south and west.

Northeast wind, 5 to 13 m/s and snow showers or some snow in most parts. Temperatures from 0 to minus 8 °C, coldest in the north. Becoming southeast and east 20 to 28 m/s in the south and west with snow or sleet, but later rain in the southernmost part. Lighter and mostly dry in the north and east, but increasing wind there in the afternoon with snow.

Temperatures slightly below zero, temperature near zero degrees in the south in the afternoon. Decreasing wind and precipitation tomorrow evening and night, least though in Vestfirðir, the West fjords.

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The weather in Iceland 2014 - 22.2.2015

The year 2014 was very warm, preciptiation was abundant and the sunshine duration during most of the summer was considerably below average.

In spite of the high temperatures the weather was changeable and often dull.

The first months of the year were especially wet in the North and East and the weather was difficult. In the west it was very dry at the same time with favourable weather conditions.

The summer was warm and considered fine in the North and East but in the south it was very wet and dull.

The autumn was fine, November extraordinarily warm, but the year ended with an unruly and rather cold December.

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Warning - severe storm in the South on Sunday - 21.2.2015

Strong wind gusts (over 40 m/s) are expected near mountains in the south and southwest tonight and tomorrow. The worst weather will be in the South.

Strong winds with snow and snowdrift means that visibility will be little to none, and travelling is disencouraged.

Even though there will be less precipitation in other parts, the wind will be enough to to move loose snow which is there already and form snowdrift and delay or inhibit travel.

On Monday it looks like strong northerly wind, and it does not look like the wind will moderate until Tuesday.

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Volcanic eruption has ended

Bárðarbunga - update

The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun has come to an END. For the first time in six months, no glow was seen in a flight 27 February.

The lava field is now 85 km². The average thickness is at least 10 - 14 m (max 40 m) and the volume is about 1.4 km³.

Seismic activity in Bárðarbunga continues to diminish distinctly.

The maximum subsidence of the caldera is at least 61 m. The rate has been 5 cm/day recently, compared to tens of centimeters earlier. The volume of the subsidence is 1.7 - 1.8 km³.

Gas emissions at the eruption site are still life threatening. Conditions on site are still dangerous as winds can change suddenly and unpredictably. Dispersed, the gas can be detected anywhere, see text forecast and an automatic forecast, although few high values have been detected by automatic stations at populated areas recently.

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