Northeasterly 10-18 m/s in the northwest but much lighter wind in the south and east part. Rain or sleet in the north and snow in some places inland. Intermittent rain in other areas. Increasing wind by morning, 15-23 by the southeast coast by noon and somewhat stronger wind in Öræfi in the afternoon with strong windgusts by mountains. Northeast 13-18 in the northwest but ligher wind in other areas. Rain but mainly dry in the west. Temperature 0 to 8 deg. C. coldest inland.
Forecast made 09.12.2016 00:39
Severe gale warning (more than 20 m/s), in the highlands and along the southeast coast by noon with windgusts over 30 m/s near Eyjafjöll mountains and with gusts above 40 m/s near Öræfajökull and dangerous travel conditions.
Prepared by the meteorologist on duty 09.12.2016 00:39
|3.3||08 Dec 13:02:42||Checked||200.4 km NNE of Kolbeinsey|
|2.9||07 Dec 18:09:34||Checked||5.0 km NE of Geirfuglasker|
|2.8||07 Dec 16:17:10||Checked||4.8 km NE of Geirfuglasker|
|2.6||08 Dec 12:49:39||Checked||197.8 km NNE of Kolbeinsey|
|2.5||08 Dec 01:27:24||Checked||246.2 km NNE of Kolbeinsey|
|2.4||08 Dec 04:48:45||Checked||5.9 km ENE of Hamarinn|
Around 420 earthquakes were detected by the SIL-Seismic network of the Icelandic Meteorological Office, which is a similar frequency as during the last two weeks. In most areas there was normal activity, with the exception of Svinahraun in Hellisheidi where the intensity was slightly higher. No earthquake swarms occurred and the biggest earthquake of the week was 3,2 offshore N-Iceland. More
|Jökulsá á Fjöllum||Grímsstaðir||127.6 m³/s||3.6 °C|
|Ölfusá||Selfoss||501.5 m³/s||4.4 °C|
Very little snow in mountains. Some snowfall might been expected in mountains on Thursday.
Little snow below 500 m a.s.l.. Snowbanks above 500 m a.s.l. that have gone through melt freeze cycle.
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
Jökulhlaups (glacier outburst floods) are more common in Iceland than elsewhere in the world because of the interaction of volcanoes with glaciers. The greatest jökulhlaups from the subglacial Katla volcano are among the largest floods that humans have witnessed.Read more