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Weather forecast for the next 24 hours

Light southwesterly or variable wind, but south 5 to 10 m/s in the west tomorrow. Intermittent drizzle in the western part, partly cloudy or fair in the east. Temperature 8 to 16 degrees C. warmest in the east.
Forecast made 01.09.2015 18:33

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Articles on Bárðarbunga and Holuhraun - 4.7.2015

In early April 2015 the natural hazards banner was removed from the header of IMO‘s website. The short-cuts can now be found in an overview article which contains all the links on these issues provided by IMO since August 2014.

Gas emission from the lava field is still being monitored by continuous measurements around Holuhraun. The gas dispersion model is still operational but text forecasts are no longer made.
Seismic monitoring is as thorough as before and on any significant increase, the natural hazards banner will be presented in the header of all IMO‘s web-pages again.

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Earthquake swarm diminished and AVCC code lowered - 3.7.2015

IMO has lowered the aviation color code at Eldey volcano from yellow to green. The seismic swarm on the Reykjanes ridge has significantly diminished in intensity and there are no direct signs of magma movements in the shallow crust. Water samples collected on 1 July do not show any spatial anomalies in pH or electric conductivity around the area of the seismic swarm.

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Slight web hitch possible - 2.7.2015

Because of maintenance work, some slight hitch in our web services is possible today and tomorrow. The users of vedur.is and en.vedur.is might experience hectic appearance of web pages and the downloading of data will be slower than usually. This maintenance is part of a project which will improve IMO's services in the future.

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The earthquake swarm on Reykjanes ridge - 1.7.2015

As said earlier, an intense earthquake swarm started on 30 June near Geirfuglasker on the Reykjanes Ridge. The first burst of activity calmed down around midnight and activity is since occurring in pulses. Similar swarms have been recorded in previous years and have generally lasted up to a couple of days without resulting in an observable eruption. Based on the evidence that the current seismicity is well above the normal background condition, it has been decided to raise the aviation color code for Eldey volcano from green to yellow.

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Earthquake swarm on the Reykjanes ridge - 1.7.2015

An earthquake swarm started yesterday at 21:00 on the Reykjanes ridge, about 30 km southwest of the tip of Reykjanes peninsula. The strongest earthquake so far is an M5.0 at 02:25 and it was well felt on the peninsula and in the capital area, as well as on a ship around 10 km away from the epicenter. The first burst of activity lasted until midnight. Since then, activity has occurred in pulses with two to three hours in between.

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Warning – strong wind and sharp gusts in the South - 25.6.2015

Strong wind and sharp gusts are expected by Eyjafjöll, in Mýrdalur and in Öræfi by late evening tonight (Thursday) and tomorrow. Wind will not decrease until late tomorrow evening (Friday). In these conditions, trailers, house trailers etc. might cause trouble on the road. Travellers with such equipment are advised not to drive through these areas until winds have calmed down (Friday night or Saturday morning).

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The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) is a public institution, historically based on the Icelandic Meteorological Office (1920) and the Icelandic Hydrological Survey (1948). The two institutions merged in 2009, with the responsibility of monitoring natural hazards in Iceland and conducting research in related fields, as well as participating in international monitoring and research. IMO has a staff of 130 people, of which 60 staff members work on research-related activities.

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