Eastern and northeastern wind, 10-18 m/s, but 13-20 by the SE-coast and in the Westfjords. Rain in the eastern part, light sleet or rain in the northern part, but mostly dry elsewere. Slightly decreasing wind over night. Northeast 8-15 m/s and less precipitation after noon. Temperature 1 to 9 degrees, warmest in the most southern part, but chilliest inland in the northeast part.
Forecast made 10.12.2016 00:42
|3.3||08 Dec 13:02:42||Checked||200.4 km NNE of Kolbeinsey|
|3.1||09 Dec 00:16:02||Checked||195.3 km NNE of Kolbeinsey|
|2.7||08 Dec 16:45:30||Checked||218.5 km NNE of Kolbeinsey|
|2.6||08 Dec 12:49:39||Checked||197.8 km NNE of Kolbeinsey|
|2.5||08 Dec 01:27:24||Checked||246.2 km NNE of Kolbeinsey|
|2.4||08 Dec 04:48:45||Checked||5.9 km ENE of Hamarinn|
Around 420 earthquakes were detected by the SIL-Seismic network of the Icelandic Meteorological Office, which is a similar frequency as during the last two weeks. In most areas there was normal activity, with the exception of Svinahraun in Hellisheidi where the intensity was slightly higher. No earthquake swarms occurred and the biggest earthquake of the week was 3,2 offshore N-Iceland. More
|Jökulsá á Fjöllum||Grímsstaðir||122.2 m³/s||3.4 °C|
|Ölfusá||Selfoss||495.4 m³/s||4.1 °C|
The avalanche forecast is written for large areas and doesn't necessarily represent avalanche danger in urban areas.
South and southeast severe gale or storm has been forecast in most of Iceland until Thursday morning. Northern Snæfellsnes has had the strongest winds. This evening, winds are increasing again. Storm or gale from the southeast and then the south, is forecast for the West and the North with wind gusts over 40 m/s. Winds will decrease in the West during the night but in the North not until morning. Rising stream- and river levels are likely in many regions. Travellers are cautioned against fording. After safe arrival, please report on observed flooding.
Following heavy rainfall overnight, stream and river levels remain high in the south.
Streams and rivers around Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and southern parts of Vatnajökull are very high. Further heavy rainfall is forecast for this region, so river levels will increase further until Thursday evening. In Selfoss, the river Ölfusá will continue to increase until late on Friday or early on Saturday.Read more
Flooding is occurring on Barðaströnd, Snæfellsness, and at the Mýrdalsjökull ice-cap. Note that river levels around Mýrdalsjökull will increase further overnight and on Thursday.
Flood conditions are expected in streams and rivers from Mýrdalsjökull to Hornafjörður. Travellers are urged to avoid all watercourses in the above-mentioned regions in the coming days.
The 47th Nordic Seismology Seminar takes place 11 - 13 October 2016. The seminar covers a wide range of topics related to seismological research, such as automatic detection of earthquakes, improving methodology in data analysis, hazard assessment and engineering seismology, as well as structural studies of the earth's crust and upper mantle. As this year's seminar takes place in Iceland, a special focus will also be on volcano seismology, magma tracking in the crust and eruption early warning.Read more
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