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Weather forecast for the next 24 hours

South 5 to 10 m/s, but 8 to 15 in the west and stronger wind in the north of Snæfellsnes until late evening. Mostly cloudy and mainly dry in the south and west and tremperature 5 to 10 degrees C, but fair in the north and east and temperature 10 to 17 deg. C there during the day.
Forecast made 18.04.2015 15:24

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Articles on Bárðarbunga and Holuhraun - 13.4.2015

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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The weather in Iceland 2014 - 22.3.2015

The year 2014 was very warm, preciptiation was abundant and the sunshine duration during most of the summer was considerably below average.

In spite of the high temperatures the weather was changeable and often dull.

The first months of the year were especially wet in the North and East and the weather was difficult. In the west it was very dry at the same time with favourable weather conditions.

The summer was warm and considered fine in the North and East but in the south it was very wet and dull.

The autumn was fine, November extraordinarily warm, but the year ended with an unruly and rather cold December.

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The solar eclipse 20 March - 19.3.2015

Friday 20 March 2015, an almost total solar eclipse will be seen from Iceland, such as has not been seen for 61 years. And it so happens, that this time, it will occur on equinox.

Clouds may impede the view. Check IMO's cloud cover forecasts, where white means clear skies, and adjust the scale underneath the map for correct timing (roughly betwen 08:30 and 10:40). The tabs above the map will show more selective forecasts for low, high or middle clouds.

People are strongly advised against looking at the sun without proper precaution. Even a glimpse towards the sun might cause irretrievable damage to the eyes.

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The eruption has come to an end - 15.3.2015

The volcanic eruption in Holuhraun has come to an END. For the first time, no glow was seen in a flight 27 Feb.

Volcanic gas can still get dispersed all over the country; emission has not ended.

The lava field is now 85 km². The average thickness is at least 10 - 14 m (max 40 m) and the volume is about 1.4 km³.

The maximum subsidence of the caldera is at least 61 m and the rate was only 5 cm/day last week, compared to tens of centimetres earlier. The volume of the subsidence is 1.7 - 1.8 km³.

Conditions on the eruptive site are still dangerous. Gas emissions at the eruption site and from the lava field are still life threatening.

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Severe weather, Saturday 14 March - 13.3.2015

A violent storm with hurricane-force wind gusts will occur tomorrow, Saturday 14 March. Intense rain and snow-melt is expected in the south- and southeast. Rising river levels are expected.

National warnings for wind, rain, hazardous flash floods, wet snow avalanches, slush flows and landslides are in effect.

The same weather warnings apply to Reykjavík and the surrounding area. Travel is exceptionally hazardous and people are advised to remain indoors; non-essential travel should be avoided.

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Intense rainfall - possible floods and flows - 13.3.2015

Intense rainfall is expected in the south and south-east of the country, especially around Mýrdalsjökull and south of Vatnajökull, as well as nearby mountainous areas. A warning was issued yesterday.

Rapid melting of recently fallen snow could result in river and stream floods, slush flows, and, possibly, mud flows. Such extreme conditions occur every few years, so special care must be taken to avoid possible hazards.

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Arctic cooperation

The Icelandic Meteorological Office cooperates with many agencies in related fields. With ongoing environmental changes, long term time-series are becoming increasingly important. These include time series of  weather-related factors, such as temperature, rainfall, air pressure and solar and cloud cover, time-series on  hydrology,  glaciology, sea-ice condition, earthquakes, floods, ice and sediment load in rivers. Such data from IMO is important, providing a benchmark for assessing ongoing changes in the Arctic region.

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