Southwest 5 to 15 m/s and sleet- or snowshowers in the south and west, strongest wind in the west, but northeast 5 to 10 and snow in the northwest at first. Southerly wind and slight snow in the northeast until after noon and clearing in the afternoon and mainly fair there tomorrow. Temperature near freezing point.
Forecast made 10.12.2013 06:56
|4.1||10 Dec 05:21:58||56.1||242.4 km NNE of Kolbeinsey|
|2.5||09 Dec 00:21:44||Checked||4.0 km WNW of Goðabunga|
|2.2||08 Dec 11:07:35||Checked||9.9 km NNW of Álftavatn|
|1.8||09 Dec 05:09:19||Checked||34.0 km NNE of Siglufjörður|
|1.6||10 Dec 03:24:59||90.0||14.6 km NNW of Skjaldbreið|
|1.5||09 Dec 03:36:44||Checked||34.8 km WSW of Grímsey|
|Jökulsá á Fjöllum||Grímsstaðir||103.5 m³/s||1.8 °C|
|Ölfusá||Selfoss||369.0 m³/s||0.1 °C|
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