West 8-15 m/s, but 13-20 on the south coast. Rain or showers, but mostly dry in E-Iceland. Temperature 2 to 8 deg. C. Decreasing winds tonight. SW 5-13 and showers of snow or rain tomorrow, but partly cloudy and dry in the east part. Temperature 0 to 5 deg. C.
Forecast made 26.10.2016 10:51
Westerly 13-20 m/s is expected by the south coast today. Tomorrow snowshowers are expected, mainly in the west part with a chance of icy roads.
Prepared by the meteorologist on duty 26.10.2016 10:51
|2.1||26 Oct 10:43:30||Checked||1.2 km SW of Herðubreiðarlindir|
|1.7||24 Oct 20:25:41||Checked||33.6 km WNW of Kópasker|
|1.5||24 Oct 18:18:06||Checked||16.2 km SSE of Grímsey|
|1.4||25 Oct 19:23:49||Checked||9.5 km ENE of Grímsey|
|1.3||24 Oct 16:08:41||Checked||16.8 km SSE of Grímsey|
|1.2||24 Oct 15:34:18||Checked||11.1 km NNE of Grímsey|
Over 400 earthquakes were detected by the permanent seismic network of the Icelandic Meteorological Office during the week, similar as previous week. An earthquake swarm was recorded at the end of the week by Fagradalsfjall, where the largest earthquake was of M2.9 and it was also the largest earthquake of the week in Iceland. A minor earthquake swarm occurred just NE of Eldey on the Reykjanes Peninsula in the beginning of the week. More
|Jökulsá á Fjöllum||Grímsstaðir||176.2 m³/s||2.3 °C|
|Ölfusá||Selfoss||519.2 m³/s||4.3 °C|
The avalanche forecast is written for large areas and doesn't necessarily represent avalanche danger in urban areas.
South and southeast severe gale or storm has been forecast in most of Iceland until Thursday morning. Northern Snæfellsnes has had the strongest winds. This evening, winds are increasing again. Storm or gale from the southeast and then the south, is forecast for the West and the North with wind gusts over 40 m/s. Winds will decrease in the West during the night but in the North not until morning. Rising stream- and river levels are likely in many regions. Travellers are cautioned against fording. After safe arrival, please report on observed flooding.
Following heavy rainfall overnight, stream and river levels remain high in the south.
Streams and rivers around Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and southern parts of Vatnajökull are very high. Further heavy rainfall is forecast for this region, so river levels will increase further until Thursday evening. In Selfoss, the river Ölfusá will continue to increase until late on Friday or early on Saturday.Read more
Flooding is occurring on Barðaströnd, Snæfellsness, and at the Mýrdalsjökull ice-cap. Note that river levels around Mýrdalsjökull will increase further overnight and on Thursday.
Flood conditions are expected in streams and rivers from Mýrdalsjökull to Hornafjörður. Travellers are urged to avoid all watercourses in the above-mentioned regions in the coming days.
The 47th Nordic Seismology Seminar takes place 11 - 13 October 2016. The seminar covers a wide range of topics related to seismological research, such as automatic detection of earthquakes, improving methodology in data analysis, hazard assessment and engineering seismology, as well as structural studies of the earth's crust and upper mantle. As this year's seminar takes place in Iceland, a special focus will also be on volcano seismology, magma tracking in the crust and eruption early warning.Read more
Evaluation of the history of climate in Iceland since the settlement has been ongoing for more than two hundred years. Hannes Finnsson, the bishop of Skálholt wrote the first scientific treatise on the subject in 1796 (Finnsson, 1796).Read more