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Weather forecast for the next 24 hours

Northerly or variable wind, 8 to 15 m/s strongest wind in the eastern part. Fair in the south and west parts, some snowshowers in the northwest but snow or snowshowers in the northeast and east. Lighter wind late evening and decreasing precipitation. Becoming northwest 10 to 18 m/s in the northeast tomorrow afternoon with snowshowers. Elsewhere lighter wind. Fair weather in the south, but occasional snowshowers in the northwest. Frost 0 to 8 deg. C, but around freezing point by the southeast and east coast.
Forecast made 30.03.2015 06:48

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The solar eclipse 20 March - 19.3.2015

Friday 20 March 2015, an almost total solar eclipse will be seen from Iceland, such as has not been seen for 61 years. And it so happens, that this time, it will occur on equinox.

Clouds may impede the view. Check IMO's cloud cover forecasts, where white means clear skies, and adjust the scale underneath the map for correct timing (roughly betwen 08:30 and 10:40). The tabs above the map will show more selective forecasts for low, high or middle clouds.

People are strongly advised against looking at the sun without proper precaution. Even a glimpse towards the sun might cause irretrievable damage to the eyes.

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The eruption has come to an end - 15.3.2015

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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Severe weather, Saturday 14 March - 13.3.2015

A violent storm with hurricane-force wind gusts will occur tomorrow, Saturday 14 March. Intense rain and snow-melt is expected in the south- and southeast. Rising river levels are expected.

National warnings for wind, rain, hazardous flash floods, wet snow avalanches, slush flows and landslides are in effect.

The same weather warnings apply to Reykjavík and the surrounding area. Travel is exceptionally hazardous and people are advised to remain indoors; non-essential travel should be avoided.

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Intense rainfall - possible floods and flows - 13.3.2015

Intense rainfall is expected in the south and south-east of the country, especially around Mýrdalsjökull and south of Vatnajökull, as well as nearby mountainous areas. A warning was issued yesterday.

Rapid melting of recently fallen snow could result in river and stream floods, slush flows, and, possibly, mud flows. Such extreme conditions occur every few years, so special care must be taken to avoid possible hazards.

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Gale increasing - 10.3.2015

A strong gale or severe gale warning (average wind velocity 20 to 28 m/s) is in effect for all parts of Iceland today.

Bad weather is expected late noon until night. Visibility will be poor because of snow and drifting snow. Bad traveling weather in mountain roads and even closed roads. The weather passes over the South and West parts in the evening, but near midnight in the east part.

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Warning - strong or severe gale - 9.3.2015

Bad weather is expected from noon tomorrow until late tomorrow evening and night. Visibility will be greatly diminished due to snow and blowing snow and traveling across mountain roads will be challenging, perhaps impossible. The weather will pass in the southwest between 19 and 21 UTC, but after midnight in the North and East.

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Reduction of the access controlled area

Bárðarbunga - update

Changes have been made to the restricted area around Holuhraun, based on IMO´s  risk assessment (see NCIP's press release 16 March 2015).

Professional presence will be provided in the area to secure public safety. Further monitoring equipment will hopefully be added to the existing monitoring system in the area, in order to increase monitoring so that warnings may be issued if necessary.

Vatnajökull National Park will issue locations of viewing areas. Information on evacuation routes will be issued by officers on site.

The restricted area extends 20 m outside the edges of the new lava field, to the edge of Dyngjujökull glacier on the south side, the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum to the east and to the westernmost branches of Jökulsá á Fjöllum in the west.

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