South 8-15 m/s and rain or drizzle at first, but fair in the NE, later turning lighter southwesterlies in the S and W parts with snow in mountains and sleet on lowers grounds. Temperatures 5 to 13 C, mildest in the NE. Lighter precipitation late in the afternoon and falling temperatures. Increasing southeast winds tonight, 13-18 m/s and and rain tomorrow, sleet on higher grounds, but dry in the N. Decreasing winds and precipitation late tomorrow evening. Temperatures 2 to 10 C, mildest in the N.
Forecast made 27.04.2017 10:01
Snow and poor visibility is expected on mountain roads in the S and W parts for a period, becoming dry by evening. Again snow and poor visibility on mountain roads late tomorrow and moderate rain in SE-Iceland.
Prepared by the meteorologist on duty 27.04.2017 10:01
|2.5||27 Apr 12:28:32||Checked||7.6 km E of Bárðarbunga|
|2.2||26 Apr 14:44:57||Checked||0.3 km ESE of Grímsfjall|
|1.9||26 Apr 16:43:29||Checked||4.4 km NNW of Grindavík|
|1.8||25 Apr 18:37:45||Checked||33.7 km WSW of Grímsey|
|1.7||26 Apr 11:21:08||Checked||3.1 km NNW of Eldey|
|1.6||25 Apr 16:15:44||Checked||3.9 km NNE of Eldey|
Around 400 earthquakes were detected last week by the national seismic network of the Icelandic Meteorological Office, which are fewer than the week before. The largest earthquake of the week was magnitude 4,3 on the Reykjanes ridge on April 19th. Around 70 earthquakes were detected in the Katla caldera, which is a bit more than last week. 35 earthquakes were detected in Barðarbunga, the largest earthquake was a magnitude 4,2. Three minor earthquakes were detected in Hekla last week. More
|Jökulsá á Fjöllum||Grímsstaðir||126.2 m³/s||4.7 °C|
|Ölfusá||Selfoss||361.4 m³/s||4.3 °C|
Warm weahter from Tuesday and avalanches have fallen during this warm period. The stability of the snowpack should be increasing but instability can be found at higher elevation.
Written by a specialist at 26 Apr 15:09 GMT
Layering could still be present, especially at higher elevation in NE-E-SE aspects.
Weak layers could still be present at higher elevation in E to S aspect.
Instability might be found in highest mountains and it is possibility to trigger wet loose snow avalanches.
The avalanche forecast is written for large areas and doesn't necessarily represent avalanche danger in urban areas.
The Icelandic Met Office and King's College London are carrying out a survey on views toward volcanoes. It has two aims: to investigate Icelanders' and tourists' views about the 2014–15 eruptions at Holuhraun, and to assess the role of volcanoes and volcanic activity in Iceland more generally.Read more
The Icelandic Meteorological Office wants to emphasize the extremely bad weather which is expected tomorrow Friday 24th of February. Windspeed is expected to be 20 - 28 m/s (45 - 62 miles/hour) in the south and western part after noon tomorrow with strong gusts up to 40 m/s (90 miles/hour).
Mass balance measurements carried out by the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland and the Icelandic Meteorological Office have shown that glaciers in Iceland have retreated and thinned steadily since 1995. The volume of the glaciers has been reduced by approximately 10 km³ per year on average. The mass loss of the glaciers causes perturbations in the Earth's gravity field near Iceland that are detected by sensitive instruments on board of German/American GRACE satellites.Read more
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Increasingly, tourists come in winter to enjoy the beauty of the northern lights. Safety while travelling is always crucial, especially in winter conditions.
The web-site Safetravel is run by ICE-SAR in order to minimize the risk of accidents in travelling and tourism in Iceland.
Thorough information on safe travelling can be found there. The 112 Iceland app can be downloaded and your travel plan can be left in safe hands before you go. Additionally, a personal location beacon can be rented at two pick-up places.Read more