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Weather forecast for the next 24 hours

Northerly or variable winds, 3-8 m/s and mostly fair, but scattered snow showers in the east. Frost 0 to 12 degrees C, coldest inland.
Northerly winds, 8-15 m/s today, windiest in the northwest. Snow or snowshowers in the north parts, but fair in the south and becoming milder. Increasing winds in the west by evening.

Forecast made 19.01.2018 00:18

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Monitoring Öræfajökull – update 22. Dec. 2017 - 22.12.2017

Real-time surveillance around Öræfajökull has been improved in the last month to better monitor the seismicity and the release of geothermal water from the caldera.

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Monitoring Öræfajökull - 20.11.2017

Scientists from IMO, the Earth Sciences Institute of the University of Iceland and a representative of the Icelandic Civil Protection Authority flew over Öræfajökull Saturday 18 November to assess ice-surface changes in the volcano's caldera. They have been meeting over the weekend to analyse recent measurements and assess the situation.

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New seismic stations installed around Öræfajökull - 3.11.2017

Due to the recent increase in seismic activity around Öræfajökull, the monitoring level of the volcano has been potentiated. Since the end of October, three new seismic stations are streaming data into the monitoring system at IMO headquarter improving IMO's capability to detect and locate earthquakes in the area. This additional installation results in a much larger number of earthquakes of small size detected on a daily basis, and also improves the estimate of earthquakes spatial locations and their magnitudes.

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IMO: Impact based color-coded warnings on web - 1.11.2017

The Meteorological Office is launching a new, color-coded warning system, thereby advancing service to the public and to stakeholders. The main changes are that the new system will be impact based and replaces an older system where only climatological thresholds were used as markers for warnings.

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IMO at the Arctic Circle Assembly 2017 - 17.10.2017

The Fifth Arctic Circle Assembly was held in the Harpa Conference Center in Reykjavík on October 13-15. The symposium was attended by 2000 delegates from more than 50 countries. 

IMO scientists presented research and collaborative projects on climate change, Arctic hydrology and glaciology at the symposium. 

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Through links in this article, climatological information is available, i.e. monthly- and annual values of various weather components in Iceland since 1961. Averages provided are either monthly or annual averages. Temperature is given in degrees celsius, air pressure in hPa, humidity in percentages, precipitation in millimeters and windspeed in m/s.

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