Soutwest 10-18 m/s, windiest in NW-Iceland, moderating during afternoon. Drizzle or rain, but mainly fair in the east part. South 13-18 m/s and rain in the west pats tomorrow, but lighter and dry in the east. Temperatures 8 to 15 degrees C, but 15 to 20 C in the east parts.
Forecast made 26.05.2016 10:44
Expecting strong wind gusts (about 30 m/s) in the northwest parts today.
Prepared by the meteorologist on duty 26.05.2016 10:44
|2.9||25 May 21:33:50||Checked||2.8 km SSE of Bárðarbunga|
|2.7||25 May 01:20:40||Checked||25.0 km SSW of Eldeyjarboði|
|1.8||25 May 01:23:19||Checked||5.7 km NE of Upptyppingar|
|1.7||24 May 15:00:24||Checked||9.1 km ENE of Grímsey|
|1.3||24 May 15:00:19||Checked||9.2 km NNE of Grímsey|
|1.2||26 May 05:48:46||Checked||2.1 km N of Bárðarbunga|
Around 355 earthquakes were located in the SIL earthquake monitoring system of the Icelandic Met Office during the week. Magnitudes ranged up to M4.4. The largest earthquake occurred on May 20th at 07:11 in the northeastern part of Bárðarbunga caldera, with several aftershocks during the morning. The second largest earthquake was M4.1 and occurred 123 km SV of Eldeyjarboða on the Reykjaneshrygg on May 21st. More
|Jökulsá á Fjöllum||Grímsstaðir||218.9 m³/s||4.5 °C|
|Ölfusá||Selfoss||275.8 m³/s||7.9 °C|
Warm southerly winds are projected next several days, so considerable snow-melting is expected. Heavy rain is also expected in places in the western part of the country. Rising stream and river levels are expected due to these conditions until next weekend, therefore, people are encouraged to demonstrate caution in vicinity of rivers.
Written by a specialist at 25 May 14:39 GMT
Generally stable springsnow conditions in the mountains. Isolated areas in sunny hills might still be somewhat unstable especially during the afternoon, below rocks and under cornices.
Written by a specialist at 23 May 15:33 GMT
Snow is gaining strength. Isolated weaknesses in steep slopes with southerly aspect
The avalanche forecast is written for large areas and doesn't necessarily represent avalanche danger in urban areas.
Seismic measurements around the Bárðarbunga volcano show that the seismic moment release on the caldera ring fault has been gradually increasing since mid September 2015. This means that stronger earthquakes than before are detected in the last months. Despite of the increasing activity, there are currently no signs of volcanic tremor.Read more
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The weather in 2015 was considered unfavourable, except the autumn. The winter was dominated by a series of heavy windstorms, often with snow and rain. In late April, cold and northerly winds set in and persisted until the end of August, often with heavy precipitation in the Northeast and East, but in the Southwest the weather was slightly more favourable. The autumn (September to November) was the most favourable part of the year. The year 2015 was the coldest in Iceland since 2000, but this period has generally been abnormally warm so the average temperature was close to the 1961-1990 mean. In most parts of the country, the precipitation was well above normal.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