Southwest 15-23 m/s, but 10-15 in SW-Iceland. Showers of rain or snow in many parts, but fair in the east. South 8-15 m/s and rain tomorrow, but dry in the NE-parts. Turning westerly with wintry showers tomorrow evening, 13-18 m/s on northeast headlands by evening. Falling temperatures to near freezing tonight, but becoming milder for a period tomorrow.
Forecast made 25.03.2017 18:35
Strong wind gusts are expected near mountains in N- and E-Iceland until night.
Prepared by the meteorologist on duty 25.03.2017 18:35
|1.8||24 Mar 22:02:00||Checked||1.4 km SSE of Vatnafjöll|
|1.6||25 Mar 15:46:41||Checked||2.8 km NNW of Surtsey|
|1.4||25 Mar 02:37:58||Checked||4.5 km SW of Herðubreið|
|1.3||24 Mar 02:50:31||Checked||14.9 km E of Grímsey|
|1.1||24 Mar 07:27:23||Checked||7.5 km N of Álftavatn|
|1.0||24 Mar 13:46:02||Checked||11.8 km SW of Búrfellsstöð|
Approximately 820 earthquakes were located during week 11 using the SIL-network of IMO. More earthquakes were located this week than the last one when 490 earthquakes were located. The largest earthquake was 3.7M in Bárðarbunga caldera, on March 13th. Fewer earthquakes were in the Katla caldera than the previous week. Three small quakes were located near Hekla volcano in week 11. More
|Jökulsá á Fjöllum||Grímsstaðir||101.1 m³/s||3.6 °C|
|Ölfusá||Selfoss||402.1 m³/s||1.8 °C|
Persistant week layer earlier this week. Melt-freeze cycles should strengthen the snowpack.
Persistant week layer earlier this week. Melt-freeze cycles should strengthen the snowpack
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The avalanche forecast is written for large areas and doesn't necessarily represent avalanche danger in urban areas.
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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