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Weather forecast for the next 24 hours

Northwesterly wind, 5-10 m/s in the west part of Iceland, but 10-15 m/s in the east part. Rain or drizzle in the north and east but mainly dry in the west. Moderating in the morgning, intermittent rain in the south part of Iceland but becoming dry in the north. temperature 5 to 14 deg. C. warmest in the southeast.
Forecast made 19.06.2018 00:41

Forecaster's remarks

Strong northwesterly wind can be expected in the southeast and east part of Iceland with strong wind gusts near mountains, up to 30 m/s, especially near Hamarsfjörður. Traveling with extended vehicles or caravans is not advised. Moderating early morning.
Prepared by the meteorologist on duty 19.06.2018 00:41

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The weather app improved

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.

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